Prostate Enlargement

The prostate is a small gland located between the bladder and the penis, which commonly gets enlarged in older individuals. The symptoms associated with prostate enlargement are frequent urination, difficulty starting urine, and incomplete bladder emptying.

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Is it compulsory to take medication for age-related prostate enlargement?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 60-year-old male. I have had grade 3 benign prostate enlargement for three years. The latest abdomen USG and blood test (last month) shows prostrate 45 cc normal echoes, post-void urine 2 ml, no BPH symptoms, creatinine 1.4 mg/dl, PSA is 1.32 ng/ml, and free PSA 0.475 ng/ml. I have ...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com Enlarged prostate is a common problem as males cross 50 years of age normally prostate start to grow in size. But in the case of prostate size does not matter as some people with big prostate of 200 gms have no urine obstruction, and some people with a 20 gms prostate ...  Read Full »

I have problem while peeing from yesterday. How to manage it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old male, and I have a problem while peeing from yesterday. It feels heavy under my stomach, just below my penis. Every time I try to pee, I cannot, and I have to push in order to do so. I drank an entire bottle of water today. Normally, I would be able to pee after a...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandip Dinkar Sanap

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Difficulty in urination in a young individual is generally obstruction at bladder neck due to infection of the urinary bladder, prostate inflammation or muscle spasms. A final diagnosis can be made on thorough examination, blood, and ultrasound examination. Blood tests...  Read Full »

Do difficulty in urination, and less ejaculate indicate prostate enlargement?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently I noticed that I am not orgasming as much as I used to. I used to orgasm quite a lot, and now nothing comes out. Also, when I urinate, it is hard to start urinating sometimes, and it is not flowing like normal. I have to push to urinate. It has been happening for a year. I find ...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Obstructive symptoms of prostate enlargement are usually present at the age of 50 years and above. In few people, it can start earlier. You will need a prostate assessment. For assessment, we need serum PSA (prostate-specific antigen) level, urine analysis and cultur...  Read Full »

Do frequent urinary tract infections mean any serious underlying condition?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a UTI infection towards the end of the last year, got treated, and was fine. My abdomen and pelvis sonography showed small right renal calculus and diffuse urinary bladder wall thickening. I have diabetes for the last eight years and taking Glucobay M 25 mg tablet. There was blood ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). You have an infection in the latest report, and you have started the antibiotic treatment correctly. An increase in urine frequency is due to infection of the bladder, and it will ...  Read Full »

Will prostate enlargement and calculus in the kidney cause difficulty in urination?

Query: Hi doctor, I start experiencing a problem with urination. I am also prediabetic. Urination is slow. Three days ago, the ultrasound showed mild prostate enlargement stage 1 and a calculus of 3.1 mm in the right kidney. I am under the following mediations: 1) Pancreatin. 2) Sodium Tauroglycocholate an...  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I have gone through the reports you have attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). In my opinion, you should get PSA (prostate specific antigen) test done. Suppose this is normal, then no need to worry. Continue Ta...  Read Full »

How to treat prostate enlargement and difficulty urinating?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a sleep disorder, anxiety, panic disorder, high blood pressure, and prostate enlargement for a week. I have difficulty in urinating for two weeks.   Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Prostate enlargement occurs commonly after 50 years of age and it causes symptoms like difficulty in passing urine. Doing investigations like ultrasound KUB (kidney, ureter, and bladder) and prostate will help to know the size of the prostate and other abnormalities...  Read Full »

Why does enlarged prostate cause frequent urination at night?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 66 years old male. I am a vegetarian, non-diabetic, but I lost 8 kilograms in the past 12 months from 81 to 73 kg, apparently for no reason. My diet and lifestyle are the same for the last five years. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Following is my opinion on your asked question. In your attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient's identity), important findings are elevated absolute lymphocyte count, slight elevated HbA1c (hemoglobin A1c), increase in LDL (low-density lipoprotein), ...  Read Full »

Is long-term use of Tamsulosin safe?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 68-year-old male. I have enlarged prostate. Currently, I am taking the following medication: 1. Lipitor (Atorvastatin) 20 mg - once in the evening. 2. Blopress (Candesartan) 16 mg - once in the morning and once in the evening. 3. Aspirin protect 100- once in the morning. 4....  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is usually safe to take this medication with other medications. However, the important concern is low blood pressure. As you are on other blood pressure-lowering medications, the addition of this may lead to excessive fall of blood pressure, especially for the first...  Read Full »

Kindly advise medication for itchy penis and enlarged prostate.

Query: Hello doctor, My prostate was enlarged by 3 cm last month. Before the ultrasound, i.e., three months back, I felt wet and itchy on the top of the penis. So I went to the Urologist, and he prescribed antifungal lotion with a tablet. After the ultrasound, the Urologist advised Veltam-S for 10 - 15 day...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, I can understand that you have chronic prostatitis. You need long term antibiotics treatment. Preferably we need semen culture before starting the treatment, but since you do not have access as you are out of town, I will recommend you antibiotic s...  Read Full »

Does prostate enlargement cause blockage in passing urine?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a problem with the prostate. I have a big prostate with a blockage in passing urine. I am living with a catheter and I am taking Tamsulosin 0.4 and Prostamol 505 once a day. I am taking antibiotics such as Sulfamethoxazole 800 mg and Trimethoprim 160 mg for fifteen days. What to do?  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Prostate cancer and enlargement of the prostate is a common problem after 50 years of age. Blockage depends on the shape of the prostate rather than its size. You can do an examination using an ultrasound scan, kidney functions, urine culture, PSA (prostate-specific...  Read Full »

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