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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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My husband PSA level is high. Please guide.

Query: Hello doctor, My husband needs help. He is a 68-year-old male with a high PSA level of 8.65. It has gone from 5.3 to 8.65 in a year. Now, let me give you the facts. We believe at his age, he might have an enlarged prostate, but none of the two doctors he has seen in the past one year has told him so...  Read Full »


Dr. Karthik Rajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome back to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and would like to know the size of his prostate on the ultrasound scan. An increase from 5.3 to 8 in a year is significant and so is a nodule in the prostate. A free PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test can give an idea of the possibili...  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 tablet Multaq 400 mg, one in the morning and one in the evening, tablet Diltiazem 240 mg in the morning, tablet Eliq...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali 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 ultrasound KUB (kidney, ur...  Read Full »

Is surgery the sole option for treating my enlarged prostate?

Query: Hello doctor, The patient is a 75-year-old male patient with a history of hypertension and Parkinson's disease history. He also has an enlarged prostrate with a focal lesion. He is on Maxvoid Plus 8. But PSA is low. Is surgery the only way?  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The treatment for prostate enlargement, especially with patients with Parkinson’s disease, will be with medications and depending on symptoms. Parkinson’s disease will cause overactive bladder and also urinary retention. After treating Parkinson’s disease with ...  Read Full »

Do I experience pressure in my rectum and constipation due to prostate gland enlargement?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had constipation issues and feeling pressure in my rectum for the past ten days. It feels like I need to urinate, but I do not. I thought it was constipation. So, I went to the doctor and got a urine test done. The test showed trace amounts of occult blood. I was given the tablet...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the attached reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), this seems to be chronic prostatitis and not enlarged prostate. Prostatitis can cause rectal symptoms as it is located adjacent to it. Inflammation will cause swelling and some degree ...  Read Full »

My renal CT scan shows kidney stones. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had done a blood test for microscopic examination, and I have attached my test reports for you to check (attachments are removed to protect the patient’s identity). In addition, the result of my renal CT scan shows that I had three large kidney stones in one of my kidneys, each measur...  Read Full »


Dr. Madhav Tiwari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Sorry to hear about your troubles. The kidney stones are the likely explanation for the high levels of RBCs (red blood cells) and WBCs (white blood cells) in your urine sample. The stones will rub against the inner lining of the kidney and lead...  Read Full »

Can prostate enlargement improve with alpha-blockers?

Query: Hi doctor, I have enlarged prostate. Also, my blood urea and creatinine have increased. Will it improve with the treatment of alpha-blockers (Tamdura)?  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Patodiya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly provide your age, creatinine value, and prostate size. Has the digital rectal examination (DRE) and ultrasound KUB (kidney, ureters, and urinary bladder) been conducted? If PSA (prostate-specific antigen) is high or the prostate feels hard on examination, a prosta...  Read Full »

What is the best remedy for enlarged prostate with weak urine stream?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 52-year-old male. My height is 5.10 feet, and weight is 154 pounds. I have an enlarged prostate problem since age 43 years. My last scan was done before six years, showing 27 cc in volume and a calculus measuring 6.0 mm is seen in the lower pole. Kidney stone is not giving any ...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Sameer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with lower urinary tract symptoms. Prostate size is not really important some times, people with 20 gm prostate have symptoms and people with 200 gm have no issues. The shape of prostate can cause blockage to urine at any size. Two mai...  Read Full »

My father has an enlarged prostate. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,My father recently passes a lot of urine. He says that he has the tendency to urinate but cannot urinate. So, we immediately went to the hospital, and the doctor did some tests, and he passed urine through a urine tube. We did a USG and the report says that my father has an enlarged pro...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhav Vishal

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I can understand your concern.Your father has an enlarged prostate (prostate is a gland found near the bladder). It usually enlarges with age. According to the ultrasound report that has been attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), the prostate ...  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 »

How likely is it that the MRI could have missed significant cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 65-year-old with a very enlarged prostate (approx 100 ccs). I had periodic hematuria. PSA has vacillated between 2.7 and 5. Blind biopsy negative. I had two prostate MRI six months apart, one designated pirad 1 and the second pirad 2. I am on flow max and Finasteride. Based on ...  Read Full »


Dr. Gajanan Shirpad Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. With your description, it is obvious that you have a large prostate with lower urinary tract symptoms, which you are on treatment with Finasteride for more than six months. With this scenario, PSA (prostate-specific antigen) should be read as twice the value that is re...  Read Full »

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