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how is benign prostatic hyperplasia graded by digital rectal examination clinically?


Just as you would expect--the doctor can feel the prostate during the examination. He feels for the size, how hard/soft, any lumps or bumps. Those factors then get graded into a scale.  (+ info)

how can smoking and excessive alcohol may lead to benign prostatic hyperplasia?


Any sort of bad life style habits can cause negative effect to all areas of your health. I don't know if smoking and excessive alcohol causes prostatic hyperplasia but it sure can cause many other conditions some of which could cause this issue to come up.  (+ info)

magnessium clorhid, is it good for prostatic problems?


In spanish is clorhidrato de magnesia. A friend told me that diluted in water is good for prostate pain and other kind of skeletic aches.
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Talk to a doctor.  (+ info)

Does anyone know the cpt code for Transurethral balloon dilation of prostatic urethra?


cpt 2009-2010
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Transurethral Balloon Dilation of Prostatic Urethra
ICD-9-CM: 60.9, 60.95
Use of the term LUTS in diagnosis codes of ICD 9 CM
* 600.00 Hypertrophy (benign) of prostate w/o urinary obstruction and other lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)
* 600.01 Hypertrophy (benign) of prostate with urinary obstruction and other LUTS
* 600.20 Benign localized hyperplasia of prostate w/o urinary obstruction and other LUTS
* 600.21 Benign localized hyperplasia of prostate with urinary obstruction and other LUTS
* 600.90 Hyperplasia of prostate, unspecified, w/o urinary obstruction and other LUTS
* 600.91 Hyperplasia of prostate, unspecified, with urinary obstruction and other LUTS  (+ info)

What is prostatic cancer? How does it happen?


Like any cancer, it occurs in stages, it is when a tumour (abnormal cells that just continue to divide and divide) mestasises and grows.

Prostatic cancer is simply this type of tumour that has affected the male prostate gland.  (+ info)

Do women really believe that prostatic congestion is a myth?


also known as "Blue Balls"

sorry, not trying to offend anyone.
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Women are not qualified to judge about mens' problems. Besides, who the f-ck cares what they think.? The only thing which matters is what MEN think about their problems. Let the women worry about their breasts and vaginas and all that garbage. You need not prove anything to women to satisfy their judgements or convince them about anything.  (+ info)

Dog Prostate Surgery- My 13 yr old dog may have prostatic tumor. His prostate is enlarged.?


Can someone give me the list of what to check for in his blood so to know if he is fit to have the surgery or not? We live in Indonesia and the vets there are few and less sophisticated. Our vet only uses x-ray and her statoscope to say that his heart won't be strong enough to survive the operation, without performing any blood test. But he is already having problem peeing, and recently even pooed fresh blood! Thank you so much.
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Hello,

I have copied this information for you as there is such a lot to explain so I hope this helps.

I think the thing to decide is just how much he is suffering as it is possible that he is in a lot of pain. You need to weigh up the risk to his heart against the pain he is in.

If there is no chance of him having a blood test then the question is what would be better for him. he obviously must not be allowed to suffer, so it is either chance the op and know that even if it is unsuccessful, he will have gone under anaesthetic and know nothing about it, or consider the awful prospect of having him put to sleep.

I love animals so much and would never suggest this unless I really believed it was in the little sweetheart's best interest. Either way it is a hard decision I know.

If he were my pet I personally would let him have the op because even if I did lose him I would know that I had given him the best chance. Whereas if I just had him put to sleep I would live the rest of my life wondering if there would have been a possibility that he might have survived surgery.

Here is the information I have copied for you I do hope it helps.

Love Mel.X (Big hug for your dog)

Home / Dog / Reproductive Diseases / Prostate Enlargement :

Prostate Enlargement In the Dog
Drs. Foster & Smith, Inc.
When men reach the age of 80, they have about an 80% chance of developing cancer of the prostate. It is often a malignant form that can be difficult to treat and life threatening. When an unneutered male dog reaches 8 years of age, he has a greater than 80% chance of developing prostate disease, but it is rarely cancerous (benign or malignant). The gland serves the same function in the dog as it does in man and suffers from all the same diseases. Fortunately for the dog, however, the incidence of life-threatening conditions is much lower. Still, most unneutered canines will at one time or another, suffer a lot of discomfort if not severe pain due to the prostate gland.
What is the prostate gland?

The prostate gland is a bi-lobed structure that lies within the pelvis just behind the bladder and directly below the rectum. In a forty-pound dog, it is normally about one to two inches in diameter. It surrounds and is open to the urethra its entire length of the gland. Small tubes or ducts deposit the fluids produced by the prostate directly into the urethra as it courses through the prostate. The prostate starts to develop before the dog reaches puberty and attains its maximum size by the time the dog is two years old. From that point on, its size is determined by the male hormone testosterone and/or various disease conditions.

The prostate gland is classified as an accessory sex gland. This means that in some way it is important for successful breeding, but does not directly produce the sperm. Prostatic fluid is a major portion of the total ejaculated liquid, and is important both in nourishing the sperm cells and providing a greater volume to the ejaculate to make their movement much easier. The sperm cells are actually only a very small percentage of the total ejaculate and must travel all the way from the testicles of the male to the ovaries of the female. This may be a distance of greater than three feet depending on the breed. Although sperm cells are able to move on their own, most of the actual movement comes from the contracting musculature of the urethra, cervix, and uterus pushing the fluid along. A larger fluid volume makes it easier for these structures to propel the sperm cells the necessary distance. Prostatic fluids also have antibacterial properties that protect the sperm plus decrease the chances for infection in the female.

Effect of neutering on the prostate

Dogs that are neutered before puberty have very little prostatic tissue. Without the male hormone testosterone that is produced within the testicles, the prostate gland does not develop. If we were to surgically explore this area in one of these dogs, only a tiny bulge would be noted in the urethra. The small size causes no harm to the dog, since the only known function of the prostate is support and nourishment of the sperm cells. If a mature dog is neutered, the gland will shrink to less that one-fourth of its previous size. Within a few months, its functional cells will cease all or nearly all production of the supportive fluids.

Signs of prostate disease

In man, a diseased prostate usually causes painful or difficult urination. This makes sense because when swollen, it can close down and decrease the size of the urethra. The pain, therefore, comes from the body trying to force urine out through a restricted opening. Also, when the body uses excessive force to expel the urine, it increases pressures within the painful prostate. This same thing happens in the canine, but to a lesser degree.

Classically, in the dog, an enlarged prostate causes painful defecation. Remember, the prostate gland lies  (+ info)

want to know more about benine prostatic hyperplasia?


THIS DISEASE IS RELATED TO URINARY FUNCTION & I WANT TO KNOW THE ADVANCED KNWOLEDGE ABOUT IT.
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Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. It is one of the most common health conditions in men during middle and old age.

Prostate growth is a natural occurrence as men age. As the prostate enlarges, it begins to compress the urethra (canal that carries urine out of the body). This may cause bladder and kidney problems.

More than half of men with BPH do not experience symptoms. However, others experience problems with urination. Some men may experience a weak or interrupted urine stream, and others may leak or dribble urine. Other signs of BPH include increased urgency to urinate or more frequent urination, particularly at night.

Please take a look at this medically-reviewed information on BPH as I think it will clear up any questions you may have:

http://pain.health.ivillage.com/chestabdomenpelvicpain/benignprostatichyperplasia.cfm  (+ info)

how much does it cost for surgery for Prostate Enlargement BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia ) in india?


I posted this question to answer so that i can share the info i have collected for few months. so it can be useful to others.. i am not a doctor but i just read on as my dad has BPH...

Syptoms : buring sensation while urinating and frequent visits to bathroom can not sleep whole night..

There are 3 types of surgeries popular in india for prostate enlargement.

1. TURP - cost 10,000 to 30,000 - need stay in hospital for about 5 days - some bleading and not that comfortable for a week or so as they put catheter. after removal recovery period few weeks.

2. HOLEP - Minimal invasive - using laser- so minimal blood loss and faster recovery compared to TURP, mostly no need of catheter in most cases. need stay in hospital 1-3 days. when enquired doctor told me cost around 40,000 (including hospital stay) as they are promoting that time..

3. PVP green light - that is similar to holep, minimal invasive surgery using laser and few blood loss and no need of cathter . can be done as outpatient. if surgery in morning, patient can go home by evening.. costs around 1,30,000 to 1,50,000 ( hospital charges extra)...  (+ info)

what medicine to take for bph(Benign prostatic hyperplasia)?


Generally alpha blockers such as doxazosin are used which block the action of alpha receptors and relax the muscle in the prostate and improve symptoms. 5a reductase inhibitors reduce progression. There is also the option of surgery such as the trans urethral resection of prostate (TURP).  (+ info)

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