Prostate Examination for Newbies

Getting a prostate examination (DRE)  for the first time may sound like a horrible experience.  In reality, a prostate examination is simple, quick and painless. It is certainly better to know if there is a prostate problem than not know.  But some like to make a great drama of it all.

 

Stan's Story 4 buttonProstate biopsy results were due from my  TURP operation  and I had an appointment with the urologist. The most important point of this was to get the results of the histology, that is, the testing of the tissue samples from the TURP. I had also been asked to have a psa test taken a week before the appointment.

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Sex and Prostate Surgery . elderly couple in loveSex after prostate cancer is still possible but it may be different than before surgery. If you have had prostate cancer  or BPH treatment, persistence and patience may be needed.

A helpful resource on sex and prostate surgery is found here.

The PSA test is essential, but what does it mean?

 

The PSA Test is useful, but far from perfect. Here is an excellent video for those looking for guidance as to whether to have a biopsy or not. By using Age Adjusted PSA Levels, PSA velocity, amount of free PSA/ bound PSA, and the newer PCA3 test (not covered in this video) one can understand further whether a biopsy is warranted.

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Prostate Cancer Diagnosis is not always easy to understand. Here is one of the clearest explanations we have seen.

This excellent video explains the symptoms of prostate cancer, how prostate cancer is diagnosed and what happens if you are sent for tests for prostate cancer. Read more …

Urination problems illustrated by dripping tapWays to control your bladder are usually needed for those with BPH (enlarged prostate), or who have had a TURP or other prostate surgery. Although medications, and perhaps some supplements are helpful, specialist exercises are recommended. Read more …

Bob_tumtI have had an enlarged prostate (BPH) since my ‘ 40’s and am now 67. In attempts to solve my prostate problems, I ended up having both a TUMT (transurethral microwave therapy) and laser treatment (Green Light XPS laser). Read more …

Turp Surgery - Stan's Story (3)I have now had  TURP surgery.  And just to update those who are new to this, a TURP is a Transurethral Resection of the Prostate.  It is recognized as the gold standard for BPH (enlarged prostate). Read more …

For BPH Symptoms Consider UroliftBPH symptoms can now be relieved with a new and elegant treatment. IT has recently been approved by the FDA in the USA, by NICE in the UK and is also available in other countries. Read more …

Plasma Button offers Alternative Procedure for Enlarged Prostate

It’s just a reality of life that three out of four men who reach the age of 70 will have an enlarged prostate. If you are having a TURP, then here is a new option.