How is benign prostatic hyperplasia diagnosed by digital rectal examination?

Consistency. Benign enlargement the gland gets enlarged almost 3 finger size, may not able to reach upper end of prostate, the central grove will disappears, consistency is not hard like malignancy, your urologist is an expert who has knowledge to distinguish from other conditions, finally if needed will do a biopsy to rule out cancer.
Bph. BPH is mostly diagnosed by symptoms. The size of the prostate on rectal exam correlates very poorly with actual symptoms. One may actually have a palpably large prostate and no symptoms and vice versa.

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Can we use neostigmin in benign prostatic hyperplasia? Or what is the newest drug for bph?

Not for BPH. Neostigmine is often used to treat neuromuscular disease such as myasthenia gravis--and has many side effects. It is not for bph. There hasn't been new drug lately for bph, last one was rapaflo (silodosin) (approved 2008) and combo of older meds (jalyn-2010), and Cialis (2012) as an adjunct treatment for bph. I certainly hope you don't have BPH at age 21. Consult doc if you have concern/problem. Good luck.
Here are some... Alpha-blockers such as prazosin, doxazosin, terazosin, tamsulosin, alfuzosin, silodosin, etc., and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors such as finasteride, dutasteride, etc., are the mainstay of drugs treating BPA-related symptoms. Neostigmine is to increase smooth muscle contrabability such as its use in hyasthenia garvis ; should not be used for BPH due to bladder outlet obstruction.

Can benign prostatic hyperplasia be cured without without surgery and lifelong medication?

Not even with. Surgery and medication. Surgery and medication will control some of the symptoms of BPH, but the changes in the prostate gland persist, i.e., there is no cure.

Ideas? What medicine to take for bph (benign prostatic hyperplasia)?

Alpha blockers. The initial treatment typically is a class of drugs known as Alpha blockers.
ProstaThera. You can use a natural approach with a product called prostathera. It contains various supplements that support prostate health and is science-based. Available only through licensed professionals, usually holistic/natural docs. You can read up on it on the web.

How do antihistamines make benign prostatic hyperplasia worse?

Antihistamines. Antihistamines decreases the ability of the bladder muscle to contract. As a result, if you have an enlarged prostate causing obstruction, it would make it twice as difficult to urinate.

Describe the features of benign prostatic hyperplasia (b.P.H.).?

Obstruction of urine. It involves enlargement of prostatic stromal and epithelial cells, resulting in the formation of large, discrete nodules in the area of prostate surrounding the urethra. When sufficiently large, the nodules compress the urethra causing partial, or sometimes complete, blockage of the urethra, making one unable to void. It leads to symptoms of hesitancy, strain, urgency, frequent and painful voiding.
Urinary problems. You refer to urine flow which becomes more difficult in men as the prostate enlarges with age. It pushes on the urine outflow tract cause the symptoms of urgency, night frequency, slow and low flow and incomplete emptying of the bladder. Evaluation by your urologist to rule out cancer is needed. Meds to increase flow are available which can help.

What can I do and not do if I have benign prostatic hyperplasia?

For BPH, . ..The most important thing to do is to work with a urologist to assess your symptoms & level of urinary bother. If you have no symptoms or bother, there is little that must be done. If you have significant bother or complications from bph, treatment with medication or even surgery is indicated. You should also minimize things that worsen symptoms, such as caffeine and late night fluid intake.

What is the best medicine to take for benign prostatic hyperplasia?

Depends! Best medicine always depends upon you: if you can't afford it, then it's no good to you. If you won't take it, it's no good. If you can't tolerate side effects, it's no good. Options for BPH include Alpha blockers (+/- BP lowering properties), 5ari (shrink prostate & lower psa), and now daily cialis, too. Talk to your family doc to figure out what's best for you.

What is the definition or description of: benign prostatic hyperplasia?

BPH. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (hypertrophy) is an enlargement of the prostate gland in males that can constrict the male urethra leading to retention of urine, feelings of urgency, etc. If severe enough, it can be treated with some medications or surgery.