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Prostate - Know your treatment options

The prostate is a small gland in men that helps make semen. Located just below the bladder in front of the rectum, it wraps around the tube that carries urine and semen out of the body.

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Prostate - Know your treatment options

The prostate is a small gland in men that helps make semen. Located just below the bladder in front of the rectum, it wraps around the tube that carries urine and semen out of the body.

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Condition

Causes

Symptoms

Specialists

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Condition

first condition

What is Prostate

The prostate is a walnut-sized gland located between the bladder and the penis. The prostate is just in front of the rectum.The prostate secretes fluid that nourishes and protects sperm.view more

How to diagnose and When to Consult a Doctor?

If the patient presents with following symptoms then it is important to consult Doctor Frequent urge to urinate. Need to get up many times during the night to urinate.Blood in urine or semen.Pain or burning urination.Painful ejaculation.Frequent pain or stiffness in lower back, hips, pelvic or rectal area, or upper thighs.Dribbling of urine.

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second condition

Condition

Condition one

What is Prostate

The prostate is a walnut-sized gland located between the bladder and the penis. The prostate is just in front of the rectum.The prostate secretes fluid that nourishes and protects sperm.

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Condition two

How to diagnose and When to Consult a Doctor?

If the patient presents with following symptoms then it is important to consult Doctor Frequent urge to urinate. Need to get up many times during the night to urinate.Blood in urine or semen.Pain or burning urination.Painful ejaculation.Frequent pain or stiffness in lower back, hips, pelvic or rectal area, or upper thighs.Dribbling of urine.

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Causes

  • Aging. Prostate gland enlargement rarely causes signs and symptoms in men younger than age 40.
  • Family history. Having a blood relative, such as a father or a brother, with prostate problems means you're more likely to have problems.
  • Diabetes and heart disease.
  • Lifestyle.

Symptoms

  • Frequent urge to urinate.
  • Need to get up many times during the night to urinate.
  • Blood in urine or semen.
  • Pain or burning urination.

Causes

  • Aging. Prostate gland enlargement rarely causes signs and symptoms in men younger than age 40.
  • Family history. Having a blood relative, such as a father or a brother, with prostate problems means you're more likely to have problems.
  • Diabetes and heart disease.
  • Lifestyle.

Symptoms

  • Frequent urge to urinate.
  • Need to get up many times during the night to urinate.
  • Blood in urine or semen.
  • Pain or burning urination.

When to undergo for surgery

Surgery is usually recommended in treating prostate complications, such as: Urinary retention (inability to urinate)Failure to respond to medical or minimally invasive treatment. Blood in the urine that is not getting better.

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Dr Sharan

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Is it covered under insurance?

Is the treatment covered under insurance?

Most health insurance policies cover standard approved treatments for prostate cancer. However, there are valid emerging treatments available that insurance will not automatically cover.Some Insurance Companies does not provide medical coverage for prostate conditions especially for prostate cancer.

How is the recovery after surgery?

One month after surgery : Doctors recommend no strenuous activity or heavy lifting for at least one month after surgery. Most people take off work for three to four weeks.Most people take off work for 1to 2 weeks.Patient will have a tube (urinary catheter) to drain urine from your bladder for 1 to 2 weeks after surgery.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The incisions may be sore for 1 to 2 weeks. Your doctor will give you medicine for pain. You will have a tube (urinary catheter) to drain urine from your bladder for 1 to 2 weeks after surgery.

If you have open surgery, you can usually return to your regular activities two to four weeks after surgery. If you have robotic surgery, you can often go back to your everyday activities in one to two weeks.

After catheter removal, there is no limitation on walking. During the first 4 weeks you are at home do not sit upright in a firm chair for more than 1 hour.

It is recommended that you drink 1.5 to 2 litres of fluid each day, (about 6– 8 mugs /glasses), unless otherwise advised by your doctor. Water is best. - Avoid or greatly reduce tea, coffee, fizzy drinks and alcohol as they can irritate the bladder.

Refrain from vigorous activity (running, golf, exercising, horseback riding, motorcycles, bicycling however, for six weeks after surgery to give yourself time to heal. After six weeks you may resume full activities using common sense. Avoid climbing stairs as a form of exercise.