Prostate

What is Prostate?

The prostate is a gland situated next to the urethra in the male genital system. It is responsible for producing secretions that contribute to the healthy semen sample. When infected, it can get enlarged, and compress the urethra, leading to difficulty in passing urine.

Questions and answers on "Prostate"

iam starting to take zytiga for prostate cancel ,is there any other treatment that I can look into (herbal)

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Prostat cancer

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking

Zytiga it’s very good medication and very helpful for a prostate cancer.

In my opinion you should not use herbal treatment without consult your doctor first

Regards...

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Ihave an enlarged prostate have taking flomax, my new primary care dr has prescribe finasteride IN ADDITIO is this OK?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes you can

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome to HealthcareMagic.

Yes, this is Okay, since this is usual combination for prostate hyperplasia if there is no improvement on single therapy.

So you should see if this will work better for you.

Wish you good health.
Regards...

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I have a UTI i believe and enlarged prostate. Much pain when I urinate. Should I be taking benedryl?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.
Well, Benadryl is antihistaminic medication and this is not used for UTI or prostate enlargement since these are not allergic disorders. UTI should be treated with antibiotics,raspberry tea and fluid intake. Prostate requires specific medications....

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I have been injected with eligard for prostate cancer treatment. Could this increase my blood sugar?

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Brief Answer:
No. Eligard will not cause increase in your blood sugar

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for query .

You have been given Injection of Eligard for cancer of Prostate .

Eligard does not have side effect of increasing blood sugar directly or indirectly.

Hope I have answered your query...

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What is the weight range of normal prostate at 47 years of age?Whether 11gm is also normal at this age.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Normal

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thank you for query.

In adult males prostate weighs normally between 7-15 gms.
So 11gm is absolutely normal.

Get back if any query.

Regards,
Dr VSK

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My boyfriend was diagnosed with prostate cancer.....if we are intimate can i also contract cancer?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No, there is no possibility of you getting cancer

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for query .
Cancer of the prostate us not transmitted through sexual contacts hence there is no possibility of you getting cancer through sexual intercourse ,

Hope I have answered your query ,please feel...

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What does soft mushy prostate mean ?

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Brief Answer:
soft, mushy prostate on examination generally hints of inflammation of pros

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Soft and mushy is not a medical or scientific term. But soft, mushy prostate on examination generally hints of inflammation of prostate which is called prostatitis....

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i rather frequently discharge what appears to be semen when i go to the restroom, either urinating or bowel movements. It has happened more frequently lately as i have been separated from my spouse for 3 months and have no sex currently. is there anything i should be concerned about? i am a 45 year old very healthy male.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Possible prostate enlargement

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome to HCM.
Your symptoms may suggest prostate enlargement and this may cause involuntary ejaculation during defecation and urination. You should check your PSA levels and do prostate ultrasound to rule this out. Wish you...

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Can a large epididymal cyst have an impact on the outcome of a PSA test?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
About high PSA level;

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for asking!
There are some benign conditions that raise PSA level except of malignancy of prostate gland.
Usually a epydidimal cyst is not associated with high PSA level, but large cysts may be infected and the infection of...

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Lately, I've experienced pain in the head of my penis during an erection. Not a really bad pain, but enough to be concerned. I am 61 years old, and take Viagra about once per week to have sex with my wife. I still enjoy sex. I experience the pain with an erection even when I have not taken Viagra.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Hello. This is probably from a prostate infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX Prostate infections can radiate pain into the penis without causing lower abdominal or back pain.

I suggest you get a digital prostate exam and urinalysis from you doctor since this is easily treated with...

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Recent questions on  Prostate

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my husband was diagnosed with BPH grade 1 in 2003. then last march 01, 2011 he had a kub ultrasound,impression: normal sized prostate gland with concretions. he was prescribed hytrin tablet to be taken before bedtime. last june 06, a kub ultrasound was done on him. impression: no prostatic glandpathology detected.. what can you comment about this? should he continue taking the medicine?.. thanks Miles of Bulacan,

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A few months ago I realized that if I do not want to brown color and it was good. Dbarh but returned to the state like a black-brown and very firm. I do not know why is that please explain to me why is that. And I do not know what the problem is the prostate gland. Thank you

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My husband had the di vinci surgery 3 months ago due to prostate cancer. The great news is the cancer is gone and his PSA wonderful. But, he is having difficulty getting or maintaining an erection after tying down or sitting. We understand this is a symptom of having this surgery, however the doctor said he felt his erections would come back. He is currently taking testosterone and viagra. His nurse said that the problem is venous erection. His erections are weak and do not last long. What do you think and do you have any advice?

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I have an enlarged prostate and with a PSA of 11.6. I had a biopsy a year ago (showed no cancer) and has a recent one this month (inconclusive) due to swollen prostate. The doctor said I have to wait for 6 months inorder for the swelling to subside. He gave antibiotic, Cifromax, but the prescription says that tendon problems could be the side effect, which I am having right now. I had been in this antibiotic since July 2013 on and off. I need to find out who is the best urologist here in Salt Lake and Layton area.

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Dear Dr. Ditah, THANK YOU for asking me how I am doing, as I do have several follow questions for you Here goes: 1. I have believed for some time now that I have some form of inflammation or infection in the area of my eye cage and forehead. This...

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I am a 39 year male and I am urinating every 30 minutes to 1 hour. I don't have any pain or discoloration. Just concerned at how often im going I'd like to know what this could be if anything dangerous or to be concerned of.

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I have a bladder that is not functioning and have been self cathing for almost 7 weeks. The problem is not with the actual cathertization but after I finish...and not always immediately...I seem to have what I would term an ache or almost like a...

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