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Where Is The Prostate
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
Hi,i was was just wondering where the prostate, rectum, and anus are located and what their functions are.
Prostate: Well, let's focus on the prostate. I would hope you know what your anus and rectum do. The prostate produces some but not all of the semen fluid comes out with ejaculation. It is located beneath the bladder and is part of your lower urinary tract. Sperm cells from the testicles are mixed with the semen in the prostate. ...Read more
Where to go for prostate checkup, blood tests general check up. Don't like Vorna Valley centre doctor.
Can't recommend: This site is not intended for referrals. I am sure you can find another doctor who can get this test and exam for you. You may also check him out on the online websites. ...Read more
My husband had an operation where his prostate was removed 5 years ago. Ever since he has pain and discomfort in his private parts. The urologist says there is nothing wrong, but the pain and discomfort don't go away. PSA reading always between 2-3.
Pelvic pain?: After removal of the prostate, there is often a lack of libido and functional fertility . The operation can cause adhesions, which can cause pain with movement. Ask your healthcare provider for the name of another urologist for a second opinion, and go with your husband to the appointment. ...Read more
Here are some...: Please check how medical care is delivered in South Africa. In the US, all medical care is done by paid services. But to help you understand more on prostate-related health issues, peruse articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble.html and in http://formefirst.com/onPSA-P-Ca.html. Thereby you gain insight on how to work well with the doctor for good care timely. ...Read more
Where can I get my Prostate checked? How and where and what is involved and who is covered by Discovery?
Discovery ?: This is a general medical information site based primarily in the US. We have no access or information about insurance, location or clinics, or other such programs in the 4 corners of the world where we are seen. If you have such questions contact the program directly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just like after....: The fate of sperms after prostate removal just like that after vasectomy, still existing inside the remaining tubing system of vas deferens and epididymis, and in time, the stagnated sperms will die, disintegrate, and liquefy as protein-rich fluid, which will be reabsorbed into body's systemic circulation acting like a foreign body so to induce sperm antibodies formed in post-vasectomy patients. ...Read more
What is the life expectancy of a cancer patient? Has there any case where prostate metastasis could lead man to live more then 10 years?
Yes: There is no one answer for life expectancy of a cancer patient.. Patients with metastatic prostate cancer can live for many years, typically with ongoing hormonal therapy. At some point the cancer generally becomes resistant to hormonal therapy and there are then additional systemic treatments that can further prolong life. 10 years is longer than most, but not impossible. ...Read more
They are resorbed: When your prostate gland is removed, accessory glands, the seminal vesicles, are also removed at the same time. In addition, the vas deferens, which are the tubes that carry sperm to the prostate before ejaculation, are clipped and cut to allow for prostate removal. This is essentially the same thing as having a vasectomy. Sperm are still produced but eventually are resorbed by your body. ...Read more
Testosterone ...: The prostate grows as we age, probably due to the cumulative effect of male hormones (androgens) such as testosterone which men produce throughout their lives. The prostate is dependent on testosterone for growth, a fact we use in treatment of enlarged prostate with drugs such as Finasteride which blocks the conversion of testosterone to its active form ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Here are some ...: The fundamental cause is irritation to the nerve endings near, on, or inside the prostate by inflammation - infection, or by referring pain from the disorders of regional muscles, joints, and nerves so leading to the puzzles and debates on CP / CPPS as acronyms of chronic prostatitis / chronic pelvic pain syndrome. More? Ask treating urologist timely. ...Read more
Vigorous massage is: Prostate massage is used in clinical practice rarely to diagnose chronic bacterial prostatitis. If used to achieve an intense orgasm, it should be done carefully, as vigorous massage may result in damage to the nearby thin rectal lining, stricture of the membranous urethra, or possibly epididymitis. If a patient has acute bacterial prostatitis, vigorous massage may seed the blood with bacteria. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Looking for evidence: Looking for evidence that chocolate is bad for the prostate, but only came across online sites saying that in younger men, drinking alcohol or consuming too much caffeine (especially coffee) can irritate the prostate and cause frequent urination (so, eliminating them from the diet may decrease prostatitis symptoms). Chocolate has caffeine. Other reported irritants include tobacco and spicy foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer