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What Is Prostate Gland Enlargement
What to do if I have many symptoms of enlarged prostate gland and i'm becoming worried. What could happen?
See urologist timely: Prostate size is not always linearly related with voiding symptoms. Voiding symptoms for a 34-y-o man may result from poor relaxation of bladder neck or urethral stricture. To detail & elaborate possible causes for troubling voiding in an individual young man, go to see a urologist for proper evaluation and Rx. 400-letter space and online discussion are not enough to detail, So, again, go to see.. ...Read more
The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more
Yes: Cystoscopy is the test of choice for evaluating the bladder by visual examination. It can also visualize the inner part of the prostate (prostatic urethra) that lines the urethra. When there is enlargement, the degree of obstruction and the length of prostate can be measured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BPH and Renal Cysts: Enlarged prostate (BPH) results from an increase number of cells in the gland. Medicines to shrink or relax the prostate are sufficient for many. Some require surgery. Simple kidney cysts arise for unclear reasons but are harmless. When cysts are more complex or cause kidney dysfunction, evaluation and treatment, usually with close follow up, are critical. Bph and cysts are common benign problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BPH treatments: The best treatment choice for you depends on several factors, including how much troublesome your symptoms are, the size of your prostate, other health conditions you may have, and your age. Drugs that can help reduce BPH are alpha-blockers, 5 Alpha reductase inhibitors or a combination of the the drug classes. Another newer treatment is with daily 5 mg doses of tadalafil. See a urologist ...Read more
I have all symptoms of enlarged prostate gland, so what do you say about this.
(had UTI but its no more) but still i have the symptoms.
No, not necessarily.: Though men with enlarged prostates tend to have more urinary symptoms, there is no clear correlation between prostate volume and urinary bother. Prostates increase in size because nodules of tissue within the prostate enlarge. If a nodule starts to block urine outflow, you can get urinary frequency even with a relatively small prostate. Some men with very large prostates have minimal bother. ...Read more
enlarged prostate – no cancere history. Treated (8years) for Profuse bleeding with clots, why doctors will not remove gland? I live in torture.
If a person has an operation for an enlarged prostate gland then is it typically the case that a catheter is needed temporarily during the post-operative period or does it depend on the way in which the surgery is performed?
Urinary retention: If you are currently in retention and can't pee at all, go to the er. Immediate treatment choices include a bladder catheter that stays in, or passing a catheter in and out a few times a day to empty. Chronic retention needs a urologic work up to determine cause - is it an obstructed bladder, or is the bladder not working? Treatment varies depending on the underlying cause. See your urologist! ...Read more
My uncle just undergone TURP for enlarged prostate gland. Post surgery he has hypotonic bladder. Is it curable!? What is the treatment
Difficult problem: If recent there may still be recovery, the first step in treatment is a good evaluation, usually with urodynamic studies to determine if it is truly a weak bladder vs a persistent obstruction. If the bladder is weak, but he can void and does not experience repeat infections then it may be best to do nothing beyond behavioral strategies. The only real treatment is a catheter, preferably self-cath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Enlarged prostate. Psa 11.9 ng/ml.Doctor advised for prostate biopsy. Can i take finasteride 5 mg tablets to shrink my prostate gland before biopsy ?
BPH: Treatments for BPH fall into two categories; medical and surgical. Medical therapy includes Alpha blocker medications to improve urine flow and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors to shrink the gland. The surgical options include thermal or laser destruction of prostatic tissue or transurthral resection of prostaic tissue (turp). The "best" treatment is a very individual thing. ...Read more
Can too much sex lead to prostate enlargement "bph" im talkin like 6 times a day? But not everyday
Masterbation: No. This can be a symptom that may need to be addressed. ...Read more
Does prostate enlargement with presence of small cyst indicate BPH or some underlying malignancy?
Here are some ...: Small cysts inside the prostate as shown in US or CT are not uncommon but fortunately carries no significant clinical implication. And BPH is microscopic Dx and does not necessarily incite clinical concern such as cancer or voiding symptom. So, don't be overwhelmed; if any, ask your urologist for detailing. ...Read more
Here are some...: The precise reason for prostate enlargement is still unclear although some subtle sex hormonal imbalance along aging process has been speculated and blamed for its occurrence. Of note, problems to void notably with slow urine flow is not linearly proportional with the degree of prostate enlargement alone. More? Ask doc timely. Best wishes... ...Read more
None, although...: All touted supplements as alternative medicine for prostate enlargement have not been proven to be effective as claimed, ; their ingredients are about the same including saw palmetto, pygeum, some pollen, vitamins, zinc, selenium, lycopene, amino acids, etc. So, i wouldn't openly recommend their use, but you may try with available money ; own risk. Current mainstay of rx is 5-alpha reductase inhib. ...Read more
Benign growth: This happens in many men and is park of aging. ...Read more
I have heard prostate gland enlargement can lead to erectile dysfunction, how can I know whethere i suffer from the same?
Prostate and ED: Prostate enlargement and erectile dysfunction are two separate issues which may be treated at times with similar medication (pde5inhibitor= viagra, (sildenafil) cialis, levitra) which is likely where you may have drawn the similarity between the two conditions. Both conditions need to be evaluated by your urologist. Signs of prostate enlargement include difficulty with urinating, urinary frequency. ...Read more
Prostate Gland Enlargement (Definition)
The prostate is located between the bladder and the penis in a male. An enlarged prostate refers to a gland that is abnormally large. This can cause an inability to urinate. An enlarged prostate is very common in older men. ...Read more
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