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a symptom complex resulting from compression or obstruction of the urethra, due most commonly to hyperplasia of the prostate; symptoms include diminution in the caliber and force of the urinary stream, hesitancy in initiating urination, inability to terminate urination abruptly (with resultant dribbling), a sensation of incomplete bladder emptying, and occasionally, urinary retention.
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A clinical syndrome, occurring mostly in older men, usually caused by enlargement of the prostate gland and manifested by irritative symptoms (nocturia, frequency, sensory urgency, and urgent incontinence) and obstructive (hesitancy, decreased stream, terminal dribbling, double voiding, and urinary retention).
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A disorder characterized by decreased force of urination and other obstructive symptoms, usually resulting from enlargement of the prostate gland.
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A syndrome, occurring mostly in older men, usually caused by enlargement of the prostate gland and manifested by irritative symptoms (e.g., nocturia, frequency, decreased voided volume, sensory urgency, and urgency incontinence) and obstructive symptoms (e.g., hesitancy, decreased stream, terminal dribbling, double voiding, and urinary retention).
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A group of symptoms resulting from enlargement of the PROSTATE GLAND. They include urgency to urinate, undue frequency of urination, a weak urinary stream and burning pain on urination.
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Patient discussion about prostatism

Q. breating air that has tetrachloroethene in it how does it affect you if u have prostate cancer the air in my building has been determined to have Tetrachloroethylene in it i have just been diagnosed with prostate cancer

A. i found a research they did in Finland about tetrachloroethene, and they saw that amongst the people who were exposed to it over the years there was an increased amount of cancerous events. and even prostate cancer.

here is a link to the abstract-

Q. What does treatment for prostate cancer consist of, and does it affect a male's ability to have sex? A very close friend of ours has been diagnosed with prostate cancer (it really *isn't* my partner or me!) and we were wondering what his treatment options might be. If the prostate gland is removed, does that eliminate the ability to have sex?

A. There is a new procedure called the da Vinci procedure that is minimally invasive and less likely to lead to the nerve damage that causes impotence. However, it is still a risk, as well as a risk of urinary incontinence. And even if you are not impotent, your orgasms will be dry - seminal fluid is produced by the prostate. There are also other procedures, such as implanting radioactive 'seeds' into the prostate. It is my understanding that the risk of impotence from that or any other radiation procedure is higher than da Vinci surgery, but less than with traditional surgery. Chemo and broader irradiation can be recommended in more advanced cases.
My brother had the daVinci procedure, and he is able to have sex.

Q. What foods or liquids, juices, proteins, fruits, are good for Male Prostate or Urinary Frequency? I am 53 YO Male with exessive urinary frequency. Is there a fruit, food, drink, pill, mojo, that would help me with this problem? I am talking about urinating 3 to 4 times every night, and or while watching TV, every hour or so. No pain, yet, an occacional after drip that is very anoying. Perhaps I have a prostate problem and should consuld with my Urologist. Yet, before I go there, does anyone know of something I can eat or drink to fix or aleviate this problem?

A. Thanks for the heads-up. One of my issues is that I LOVE coffee, thus, reducing my daily consumption of 2-3 cups could be a problem.

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The plaintiff brought a medical malpractice claim against the defendant urologist for failure to monitor him properly for the effects of chronic silent prostatism and urinary retention, resulting in the kidney failure.
Our study concluded that BPH was the most common lesion followed by adenocarcinoma in men with clinical symptoms of prostatism in their seventh decade of life.
Finally, because in a small number of cases medical issues (e.g., prostatism, urethral obstructions, and diabetes mellitus) can contribute to paruresis, these problems should be ruled out before diagnosing paruresis (Blaivas, 1998; Vythilingum et al., 2002).
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Combinations of maximum urinary flow rate and American Urological Association symptom index that are more specific for identifying obstructive and non-obstructive prostatism. Neurourol Urodyn 1996; 15: 459470.
His patient was a 72-year-old man who presented with chronic prostatism and was subsequently found to have a palpable prostatic nodule on rectal examination.
However, there were no symptoms of prostatism. Total serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) was 1000ng/ml.
The side effects of TCAs are more pronounced in the elderly and should be used with caution, particularly in patients with heart disease, narrow angle glaucoma, and prostatism. A serious complication of TCAs is arrhythmia due to acquired prolonged QT interval.
Such medication include angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, angiotensin receptor blockers, nifedipine, amlodipine, long and short acting nitrates and alpha-blockers (usually given for prostatism), digoxin, dopamine, dobutamine, which should be discontinued promptly (3).
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