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Prostate Cancer - Things You Should Know About It!

MBBS, DNB - General Surgery,DNB - Urology
Urologist, Cuttack
Prostate Cancer - Things You Should Know About It!

Cancer is the most dangerous disease noticeable throughout the world. The most common type of cancer that affects men is prostate cancer. Prostate is a small exocrine gland situated directly below the bladder and in front of the rectum. This is gland is approximately in size of a walnut and plays an important role in production of a milky fluid during orgasm of sex in which the semen travels. During the climax stage of the prostate gland is forced to push the fluid and remove the semen out of the reproductive structures.

Prostate gland is a slow progressive disease which makes many males left unidentified even the presence of prostate cancer even until they die. 6 out of 100 male over the age of 60 are getting prostate cancer. Though prostate cancer can be cured at a better rate when compared to other type of cancer it is always best to stay protected. Prevention is always better than cure. Here are few tips to keep your prostate healthy.

Signs and symptoms of prostate cancer-
During the early stages of prostate cancer there are usually no symptoms. Most men at this stage find out they have prostate cancer after a routine check up or blood test. When symptoms do exist, they are usually one or more of the following:

The patient urinates more often
The patient gets up at night more often to urinate
He may find it hard to start urinating
He may find it hard to keep urinating once he has started
There may be blood in the urine
Urination might be painful
Ejaculation may be painful (less common)
Achieving or maintaining an erection may be difficult (less common).

If the prostate cancer is advanced the following symptoms are also possible:

Bone pain, often in the spine (vertebrae), pelvis, or ribs
The proximal part of the femur can be painful
Leg weakness
Urinary incontinence
Fecal incontinence

Ways to have a healthy prostate
Diet and weight the most important factor is the diet to maintain a healthy weight. Avoid fatty food items and take fats from vegetables than from animals. Avoid dairy products and increase the intake of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Exercise have a regular practise of doing exercise at least for 30mins a day. This really helps you to keep your body fit.
Be precautious if you have a family history of prostate cancer or if you feel you are at high risk of getting prostate cancer talk with your doctor about it and take preventive drugs as per the doctor s advice.
Red foods research shows that men who consume red foods like watermelon, tomato and other red fruits are at lower risk of getting prostate cancer as they contain a powerful antioxidant called lycopene
Caffeine three to four cups of coffee per day reduces your risk of getting prostate cancer.
Stop smoking if you are at high risk of getting prostate cancer it is best advised to quit smoking and alcohol.
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I'm 25 years breast feeding lady. I had frequent UTI before my pregnancy and used Norflox and citralka to treat it. Now I got mild UTI and is it OK to follow the same medicine?

BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
I'm 25 years breast feeding lady. I had frequent UTI before my pregnancy and used Norflox and citralka to treat it. N...
You maintain high grade of personal hygiene. Do change your underclothes at least 2 times a day Wear cotton panties Stay hydrated Keep the area dry For permanent cure if you r interested then message me, I will guide you and we can start treatment. Thank you.
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I was having problem as I had to urinate very frequently and I was treated for UTI but after 15 more days my ultrasound showed a little enlarged prostrate and I was prescribed urimax D.But now after 15 days I am feeling ok and fine almost as good as normal. My question is small I continue with urimax D or shall I discontinue? And also since then I am also having black coloured motions. Has OT also to do something with the problem?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, Genito Urinary Surgery
Urologist, Ludhiana
I was having problem as I had to urinate very frequently and I was treated for UTI but after 15 more days my ultrasou...
You can continue medicine as long as you are comfortable with it. Usually medicine for prostate continue for longer duration. Meet a gastroenterologist for black stools. Urimax d does not cause this.
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My wife seems to have acquired UTI. Should she under go a Urine RE test for confirmation?

DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery
Urologist, Dehradun
My wife seems to have acquired UTI. Should she under go a Urine RE test for confirmation?
If it's first UTI ,it may not be required. But if she is having rec. Attacks then should necessarily be done.
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Why You Must Visit An Urologist?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery
Urologist, Ghaziabad
Why You Must Visit An Urologist?
Be it frequent urination, painful urination, or change in color of urine, you must not hesitate to visit a urologist, especially when the symptoms persist for more than two days. Typically, an abnormal urge to urinate is directly affected by any infection in the bladder or due to any underlying medical condition. A urologist who is specialized in the study and treatment of disorders related to the urinary system is the right person to diagnose the problem and put you on the right treatment. Read on to have an insight into symptoms that would necessitate a urologist visit.

Inability to urinate: Many people tend to have calcium depositions in their urinary tract. This is what is known as a stone. When this stone grows big in dimension, it can block the ureters or the urethra. In both these situations, the total urine output reduces to a great extent or can stop completely. The first symptom, in this case, will be an intolerable pain in the back or lower abdomen. This is also a common sign in males with an enlarged prostate.

As the prostate grows in size, it pushes onto the bladder, thus again making it difficult to release urine.

Pain in the lower abdomen: Pain in the lower abdomen is also a symptom of various kinds of urinary problems. If the pain is accompanied by urinary frequency or a burning sensation during urination, it inevitably prompts a visit to the urologist to check for bladder cancer or prostate.
Blood in urine: Irrespective of the gender of the sufferer, blood in the urine is never a good sign. An immediate visit to the urologist is suggested as he can order tests which can highlight an infection or a disease or in extreme cases, even the early signs of cancer in kidney or bladder.
Repeated urinary tract infections: Cases might arise, when a particular person is suffering from two or more infections in a span of 6 months. This situation should never be ignored, and immediately a doctor should be visited as this can be a serious health problem in both men and women. Prophylactic or some antibiotic treatments will be prescribed in this case.
Chronic pain in the pelvic region: This is again another urinary condition which can affect both sexes. This condition is characterized by increased frequency of urination and nocturia and pain in the lower abdomen are also reported. Nocturia is severe nighttime urination. The treatment for this condition depends on the reason. A series of tests and examinations have to be carried out to find out the reason, and accordingly, a treatment plan has to be charted out.
Apart from the symptoms mentioned above, if you experience uncontrolled urine leakage or any sediments in urine or if you sense any abnormality concerning the lower abdominal area a urologist visit is warranted. No need to shy away from reporting even such minor discomfort as it could help avoid dire consequences.
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Hi, My father was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer with bone met. PSA> 1,000 And Gleason 8 & 9. Have consulted a few renowned doctors in New Delhi but their suggested medications are different. Some suggest Caluran 50 while others Abiraterone prednisone. I need some hard facts to choose the best option. Thank you.

M.ch - Surgical Oncologist
Oncologist, Mumbai
Your father has metastatic ca prostate. He requires hormonal therapy first- medical or surgical. Medical therapy includes 1 injection every 3 to 6 months and caluran 50 mg along with it. Surgical means castration (removing both testis by surgery). Depending on his response to hormonal therapy he can be planned for further management like chemo, abiraterone etc.
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What may be the reason of urinary incontinence? I had severe UTI Problem since last 3 months due to use of Nicotex 4 mg.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery
Urologist, Bhopal
What may be the reason of urinary incontinence? I had severe UTI Problem since last 3 months due to use of Nicotex 4 mg.
It is unlikely due to nicotex Get a Ultrasound KUB with full bladder and residual urine start Tab Alfusin 10 mg at bed time for 5 days consult a nearby Urologist.
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I am 23 old woman. I have urine infection. I consult a doctor. The report saying that plenty of pus cells in urine track. She gave goe uti capsule. Can I continue the tablet. When it will cure?

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
I am 23 old woman. I have urine infection. I consult a doctor. The report saying that plenty of pus cells in urine tr...
Cont medicine for at least 7 days 1.Pass urine whenever you feel a desire, empty bladder completely. 2.Wipe from front to back after toilet 3.Take lots of water so as to have clear urine 4.Do not use any spray, scented bath products 6.Clean genitals before sex and pass urine after sex to flush out any bacteria 7.Keep genital area dry- wear cotton, loose under garments, avoid tight clothes like jeans repeat test after 5 days. For medicine contact on private chat.
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