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by Mr Benjamin Challacombe
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: General Prostate Health Questions
Topic: Enlarged Prostate Gland
Replies: 4
Views: 739

Re: Enlarged Prostate Gland

Almost always best to do a trans perineal biopsy
this can now be done under local anaesthetic in many centres

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30431694/
https://doi.org/10.1111/bju.14620
Hopefully these links from our unit will work and explain it more

Ben
by Mr Benjamin Challacombe
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Prostate Disease & Related Questions
Topic: Enlarged prostate
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: Enlarged prostate

Mansman Enlarged prostates usually lead to problems with voiding/weeing itself. This can be hesitancy to start, slow flow, striating and intermittent stream, incomplete emptying and dribbling at the end. Storage symptoms of frequent urination, urgent urination and nocturne- getting up at night are m...
by Mr Benjamin Challacombe
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: General Testicular Health Questions
Topic: testicle larger than the other
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: testicle larger than the other

James Sorry to hear this. Unfortunately often there isn't much that be done and all pairs of testicles are slightly unequal in terms of size. If it is a new thing then worth checking. It could be due to previous infection, mumps, one not dropping until after the other as a child, previous trauma/her...
by Mr Benjamin Challacombe
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: General Testicular Health Questions
Topic: lump on testicle
Replies: 3
Views: 503

Re: lump on testicle

Simon you should get it checked please
Painful lumps are usually not cancer and much more likely to be infection or inflammation.
But still a small chance it might be significant.
You need an ultrasound scan of the scrotum to check things

Ben
by Mr Benjamin Challacombe
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General Prostate Health Questions
Topic: Any helpful suggestions, please?
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: Any helpful suggestions, please?

Bohemicus Pieter has given you all very sensible advice. i would add that Underactive bladder is usually a diagnosis made after urodynamic studies and you should have these if you haven't. You might be helped by an alpha blocker type medication. Unfortunately there isn't a bladder power UP pill but ...
by Mr Benjamin Challacombe
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General Prostate Health Questions
Topic: Needing to pee in the night
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: Needing to pee in the night

Getting up at night or Nocturia is common and not usually due to sinister causes. Can be caused by urine infection, overactive bladder, enlarged prostate, too much caffeine/fluid in the evening, restless sleep and many other things. Very rarely prostate cancer. Once a night in the 60s is normal, twi...
by Mr Benjamin Challacombe
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Prostate Health Questions
Topic: Enlarged prostate?
Replies: 3
Views: 500

Re: Enlarged prostate?

Richard interesting one Certainly enlargement doesn't come and go, but inflammation of the prostate can do. This might explain occasional flare ups. Could also be caused by infections. Sounds like you should see a GP at least and consider trialing an alpha blocker type medicine. They should also do ...
by Mr Benjamin Challacombe
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Prostate Health Questions
Topic: changes to diet to lower risk
Replies: 3
Views: 543

Re: changes to diet to lower risk

Our dietician may be able to help you more specifically but a diet high in fruit and veg is sensible. particularly tomatoes which have good levels of lycopenes in.
Reduce red meat and drink plenty of fluid.
you should have a PSA test if over 45 and then an MRI if indicated before any biopsy


ben
by Mr Benjamin Challacombe
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General Prostate Health Questions
Topic: Enlarged Prostate Gland
Replies: 4
Views: 739

Re: Enlarged Prostate Gland

Norman If you have had 2 biopsies previously then i wouldn't have another at this stage. An MRI would be a very sensible thing to do if they can manage it. Prostates above 100cc often will result in a high PSA due to the benign growth and the urinary symptoms. This can be up to around a level of 20-...
by Mr Benjamin Challacombe
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: Prostate Cancer & PSA Tests Questions
Topic: Getting checked
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Re: Getting checked

If you have a family history of prostate cancer then you should consider a PSA test at 45years old. If you have Braca2 gene or multiple first degree relatives with the disease this could be done at age 40. If you are Afro-Caribbean then you also have a higher risk and should have a PSA at 45.
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