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Should I talk to my doctor about my enlarged prostate symptoms?

A: If you are a man displaying symptoms of an enlarged prostate, you should contact your doctor and consider getting tested. symptoms primarily involve difficulty urinating: pain, a slow flow, trouble starting and stopping, or a bloody discharge. You are at particular risk if you are over 40 years old and have a family history of prostate problems. If not treated, an enlarged prostate will continue to grow, worsening symptoms and possibly damaging your kidneys, bladder, and urinary tract. Getting tested by your doctor can also help determine if there is another reason for your urinary problems, like prostate cancer....


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urethritis/prostatitis symptoms?

A: Hi James, The pain you noticed after ejaculation sounds like it might be due to an inflamed prostate gland.  Bactrim and Cipro may be given for prostate infections, but I usually recommend concomitant daily ejaculations, if at all possible. The more ejaculations, the better the blood supply delivered to the prostate to produce more prostatic fluid, and if this blood supply has antibiotic in it, then the tissue is getting better penetration of antibiotic. However, there are conditions of prostatic inflammation without bacteria. Sometimes, medications are needed to reduce the overall tension ("sympathetic tone") involving the prostate-- which can be thought of as a "muscle relaxer" for...


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Any prostate symptoms quiz or tests available ONLINE?

A: If you are concerned about your prostate, there is one thing that you should have done and the second is close....


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Prostatitis: symptoms eliminated with antibiotics...am I fre

A: Even when symptoms respond to antibiotic therapy, you still canít rule out prostate cancer completely because both conditions, an infection and cancer, can exist at the same time. prostate cancer can be confirmed or ruled out using several investigative methods: a rectal examination, ultrasound, CT-scan, laboratory analyses (acid phosphatasis, prostate specific antigen), and biopsy. You can consult an urologist for an expert opinion, diagnosis, and treatment....


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prostate symptoms or STD?

A: Go back to the doctors and ask him to refer you to a urologist...
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BPH vs.Prostatitis

A: Jeff, both prostatitis and BPH can give similar symptoms (such as frequency) as they affect the same gland.  However, prostatitis symptoms alone are flared by sexual activity.  Also, your long history of symptoms in a relatively young man (42) would fit more with prostatitis.  Microscopic examination & culture of the prostatic fluid will help in the differential.  The presence of pus cells greater than 5 per ml is strongly in favor of prostatitis.  If the culture is also positive, you have bacterial prostatitis and if negative, abacterial prostatitis.  In prostadynia (also called prostatic congestion syndrome) both pus cells and bacteria area absent.  Although the latter finding is...
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Overactive bladder or Prostatitis?

A: Michael, you do indeed have an "overactive bladder" but I believe it is due to prostatitis and not the overactive bladder syndrome.  The latter does cause frequency of urination but rarely any of the other symptoms you describe.  I don"t know if you have previously read my "macro" on prostatitis so I will attach it to this note.  It contains most of the information you need to understand the condition and the various types of prostatitis.  It is as follows: The most common cause of these complaints is an inflammation of the prostate gland, so called prostatitis.  symptoms that might occur with prostatitis include frequency of urination, slowing of the urinary stream, burning with voiding...
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prostate pain leading to spermatic pain

A: Dave, by far the most common cause of genital and scrotal pain in the presence of anatomically normal testicles (& apparently your urologist has determined this) is indeed an inflammation of the prostate gland, so called prostatitis.  However, there are many varieties of prostatitis.  symptoms that might occur with prostatitis include frequency of urination, slowing of the urinary stream, burning with voiding or ejaculation, burning in the penile tip unrelated to voiding, urethral discharge, sexual dysfunction (such as difficulty with erection), aching in the penis, testicles, and discomfort in the lower abdomen, low back, groin, rectum or perineum (the area between the scrotum and rectum ? between the ?wind and the rain?) and...
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Prostrate/Prostatitis

A: Dennis, your symptoms sound typical of prostatitis.  You apparently responded to the Cipro but although the antibiotics calmed you prostate down, it did not eliminate the infection.  This is why I generally recommend at least a 4 week course of antibiotics initially.  In men with recurrences, I retreat for 6 weeks.  In some patients, the infections recur frequently.  In these individuals,once I get them asymptomatic, I keep them on a low daily dose of antibiotics with good results.   I have written a "macro" on prostatitis that I believe answers all of your questions about alcohol, diet, sexual frequency, etc.  Following the "dos & dont"s"  will absolutely decrease you...
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Prostatitis !!!

A: Joe, the most common cause of these complaints is an inflammation of the prostate gland, so called prostatitis.  symptoms that might occur with prostatitis include frequency of urination, slowing of the urinary stream, burning with voiding or ejaculation, burning in the penile tip unrelated to voiding, sexual dysfunction (such as difficulty with erection), aching in the penis, testicles, and discomfort in the lower abdomen, low back, groin, rectum or perineum (the area between the scrotum and rectum ? between the wind and the rain).    Burning with urination or ejaculation occurs because the nerves of the prostate refer pain to the tip of the penis along the urethra, part of which traverses the...
 
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