Men’s Health

Prostate Pain Location and Symptoms

Prostate pain (prostatodynia) or discomfort may be seen in all three of the main conditions affecting the prostate gland – prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostate cancer. The pain may vary in severity and nature radiating to surrounding structures and extending to the lower back or even the tip >> Read More ...

Prostatitis (Prostate Gland Infection)

What is prostatitis? Inflammation of the prostate gland is known as prostatitis. It may be caused by an infection but there are other non-infectious causes that may also be responsible. Infectious causes of prostatitis are less frequently seen. The non-infectious causes of prostatitis are often chronic and more complex >> Read More ...

Prostate Gland Function, Anatomy, Location, Diagram

The prostate gland is major component of male reproductive system. It is an accessory gland that is about the size of a walnut and plays a crucial role inĀ  fertilization as its secretions assist with sperm motility and function. The prostate is made up largely of glandular tissue and smaller quantities of fibromuscular >> Read More ...

Prostate Biopsy Sample, Results, Complications, Cancer Spread

Prostate Biopsy Sampling How many samples are taken in a prostate biopsy? A sextant or 6-core biopsy scheme used to be the standard approach where 6 samples are taken systematically from the prostate. The 6 core samples included one each from the base, mid-gland, and apex on either side. The currently recommended scheme >> Read More ...

Male Rectal Exam, Other Tests and Alternatives

BernieK Asked : I am a 52 year old male and have been have had 3 urinary tract infections in the last 8 months. The first two times I was just given antibiotics by my doctor. No tests apart from an examination. I developed severe diarrhea that lasted for like 2 months. When I got my third infection I insisted that tests be >> Read More ...
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