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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What medications should I take for prostate enlargement with inflamed veins?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old male. I weigh about 68 kg, and my height is 170 cm. I have prostate enlargement, One in normal size, and the other larger than normal. The larger one looks inflamed with lots of veins. It is painful on touch and while carrying heavy loads. Sometimes it is soft to to...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. At your age, prostate issues are mainly inflammation (prostatitis) or abscess (pus pocket in the prostate). Symptoms will be pain, increased urination frequency, difficulty in passing urine, and usually require long-term antibiotics of about six weeks. Pus in the pro...  Read Full »

Will prostate enlargement cause burning sensation and frequent urination?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a burning sensation while passing urine, and I get frequent urination at night. My USG abdomen and pelvis show:- Prostate is enlarged in size and measures 80-90 cc in volume. Median lobe of prostate is seen projecting into the bladder base. Visualized bowel loops are non-di...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your presentation and investigations (attachment removed to protect patient identity) showed a prostate enlargement with median lobe enlargement, which makes it difficult for him to empty his urine completely, causing urinary infection. Therefore he was treated wi...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in my left testicles?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 44-year-old male who is 6.2 feet tall and weighs about 82 kg with an athletic body. I like to do physical activities to keep fit and take a balanced diet. I am having mild pain for the past three weeks in my left testicle. Sometimes it subsides for short intervals. However, after ...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for giving us a lot of details which make our work easy. At this age, it seems to me that you got enlarged prostate hence weaker stream and on-off pain in testis. An enlarged prostate is mainly a male issue at the age of above 40 years. It can cause weaker str...  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

Urologist

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 »

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. Aman Gupta

Urologist, Andrologist

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 be fal...  Read Full »

What is the reason for prostate enlargement in males above 50 years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 54-year-old male, good health, good shape, who just got my PSA back from my doctor last week. Initially, he said my prostate felt a bit enlarged on the left side, so he ordered the test. The tests came back at 1.29. So he said all good and normal. No need to follow up with him ...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The prostate is a male gland function to liquify semen and nourish sperms usually it starts to enlarge after the age of 50 years. I may cause obstructive symptoms or may not. The shape is more important than size as some patients with big prostate of 200 gm do not have ...  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

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

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 b...  Read Full »

Can you provide a second opinion for prostate operation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 74 year old male. 15 days ago, I have had high fever (103 degrees F) with shivering. The actual problem started before 20 days and I was unable to pass urine for three days. I was admitted to hospital due to fever and then discharged after five days of stay. I guess, It was found ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan G

Andrologist, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through all your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, the prostate gland is enlarged and weighing more than 100 g. You also have other comorbidities like ischemic bowel disease and diabetes. At this juncture, I would suggest you tabl...  Read Full »

I have constipation with a feel of stuck in the penis and pain in groin region. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have had constipation for a while. I have the feeling stool stuck at the tip of my penis, and I now have lower left groin pain near the left side of my penis that radiates down to the testicle. It is persistent and it does not go away. I took 500 mg Keflex twice last night and this...  Read Full »


Dr. Francois Pierre Jacques Griesel

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms could indeed be caused by an infection of the urinary tract, prostate or even a collection of small tubes in your testicle. If it is an infection the antibiotics will start work only after 24 to 48 hours. Your symptoms could also be caused by other iss...  Read Full »

Why do I have irritation and discomfort at the tip of penis while getting an urge to urinate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old male. For the past, 24 hours I have been experiencing an ongoing urge to urinate with a slight discomforting pain which feels near to the inside of the tip of the penis. When I do urinate, I only do small amounts, and being a volunteer fire fighter I know that the u...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer S J Altawil

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms of frequency indicate inflammation or irritation to your bladder, prostate, or urethra, which we call as lower urinary tract. Inflammation can be secondary to an infection, and irritation can be due to stone at lower ureter or bladder. Previous history of ...  Read Full »

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