Men’s Health

Prostate Cancer Prognosis, Survival Rate and ADT

The prognosis of prostate cancer or the probability of relapse following primary therapy depends on the clinical stage of the tumor, Gleason score (histologic grade) and the PSA level before the primary treatment. The other important independent prognostic factors include the pathologic stage of the tumor, invasion of >> Read More ...

Weak Bladder Causes in Males and Females

Weak bladder is a common term to denote two urinary disorders, either urinary incontinence or frequent urination. Despite the use of the term ‘weak’, there is often no functional disorder of the bladder and successful treatment will lead to normal urinary habits and bladder control. Often the same causative >> Read More ...

Prostate Problems – Types and Symptoms of Prostate Disorders

There are three main conditions that frequently affect the prostate gland : Prostatitis which is inflammation or infection of the prostate gland. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) which is the nodular enlargement of the prostate gland due to an increase in the number of cells (not malignant). Prostate cancer which is a >> Read More ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bloody Sperm – Causes of Blood in Semen, Ejaculation

Hematospermia is the term for blood in the semen and can vary from a light pink discoloration to red streaks in the ejaculate. At times the blood may not be visible and many men would not know that they have passed blood when ejaculating. It is rare for semen to be bloody to the extent that it masks the the natural color >> Read More ...
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