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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I feel tired, dehydrated, and irritated after taking Zinc 50 mg for enlarged prostate. Are these symptoms of overdose?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 44-year-old male, and I have been taking a 15 mg Zinc supplement to cure my enlarged prostate for one month, as I heard Zinc helps reduce it. In addition to the 15 mg Zinc supplement, I took the 50 mg Zinc capsules for five days in the last 30 days. Now I feel tired and dehydrat...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. I am not sure if this question is for you as you mentioned your age as 44 years as in such a young age, prostate enlargement is uncommon. Although studies have found that Zinc supplement helps slow the progression of prostate hypertrophy. ...  Read Full »

Can BPE lead to prostate cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 74-year-old male with BPE. I am in good health for my age. I take blood pressure and cholesterol medicines along with Tamsulosin (Flomax) for my BPE. Is it true that sexual activity (ejaculation) is good for the prostate? Can it help prevent prostate cancer?  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for consulting with us. BPE (Benign prostate enlargement) is a problem of people after the age of 50 years. Obstruction depends on the prostate shape rather than size; that is, which part of the prostate is enlarging rather than the prostate's total size. Some ...  Read Full »

I have problems urinating after sex or ejaculation. Can it be prostate enlargement or UTI?

Query: Hello doctor, I was recently diagnosed with a heart rhythm issue and atrial fibrillation and am scheduled to have a catheter ablation in a little over two weeks. I am currently taking the following medicines: Tablet Multaq 400 mg, one in the morning and one in the evening. Tablet Diltiazem 240 mg i...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. From your history, I suppose it is prostate enlargement, and symptoms get more pronounced when you ejaculate as this sex gland enlarges further, causing urinary retention. I suggest you get evaluated with the follo...  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 in ...  Read Full »

Does a high PSA level warrant a biopsy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 62 years old. I have severe pain while urinating and having frequent urination at night. My PSA 62.32, prostate 78 g, RUV 142 mL. Should I get a biopsy?  Read Full »


Dr. Gupta Aman Manoharlal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope your doctor has examined you physically. If there is a doubt of any tumor on prostate examination, then a biopsy should be done. If there is any history of a recent proven urinary tract infection in the last few days, then PSA (prostate-specific antigen) may...  Read Full »

I get blood in my semen quite often. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old man. About two years ago, I was using a dildo (male) and ended up having old brown blood in my semen for three months. I consulted various doctors, and they just asked me to give it time. It went away after three months, but I have been having enlarged prostate sympt...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like hematospermia due to inflammation, infection, or tumor. Proper investigations are required to diagnose the condition. Inflammatory causes are infections, stones, and cysts present with discomfort or dysuria, or hematospermia. Investigations required fo...  Read Full »

Does prostate cancer have a strong family history?

Query: Hi doctor, My father was detected to have prostate cancer, but they did not give any stage of his cancer. I am worried about his prognosis. How long he would survive? They have removed his testes and advised him to take Andro Block for life time. They used the term highly suspicious of prostate canc...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I sympathize for the medical condition of your father. Unfortunately, he has moderate to advanced cancer of the prostate (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The biopsy report is suggestive of moderate cancer as per Gleason's score, but if we conside...  Read Full »

My father has a third-degree prostatomegaly with a decreased PSA. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, This query is regarding my father. He is 65 years old. He suffers from BPH from the last five years and takes Alfusin-D for the same. Five years back, when he was diagnosed, his PSA was 2.8 ng. Last year, we repeated his test and the PSA was 0.9 ng/ml with normal DRE. An ultrasound of ...  Read Full »


Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The PSA (prostate-specific antigen) has decreased due to Dutasteride component of Alfusin-D. I suggest he get the screening done yearly for a year or two. Then, a two-yearly screening of PSA and DRE (digital rectal examination) is alright as his PSA is low in spite...  Read Full »

I have low back pain and frequent urination after sex. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 40 years old and have suffered from bouts of prostatitis a few times. I have not had an intimate life for many years. Now, I am having an intimate life with one person, who is clean as well as I am. After vigorous sex, I am having frequent urination, especially at night. I was wonder...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Yes, your symptoms are consistent with either urinary tract infection (UTI) or prostatic enlargement. In fact, you might have benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) contributing to UTI.The second reason can be sexually transmitted UTI as also said by ...  Read Full »

What is the best medicine to cure prostate enlargement?

Query: Hello doctor, I have the condition of enlargement of the prostate for the last over five years. I am 53 years old. I am taking capsule Urimax 40 mg once in a day and I am able to manage the condition. However, it seems that of late, my libido is negative and the sex life is absolutely zero. Though ...  Read Full »


Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. The symptoms of BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia), if severe can have a negative impact on the sexual drive of the person. The medication that you are currently taking, does not have any effect on libido but itself. That said the most like...  Read Full »

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