Schmidt , HealthCentral's Incontinence Expert
Although women are twice as likely as men to experience
incontinence, that doesnt mean that we should ignore our male
counterparts when it comes to this life-altering condition. As
always, its hard to find stats on incontinence, but one UK
site reported that 5 to 7% of men under 64 and 10 to 20% of men
over 64 experience some kind of urinary leakage. The Mens
Health Network, a non-profit committed to improving the health and
wellness of men, has declared this as Mens Health Week. With
Fathers Day right around the corner, the timing couldnt
be better to think about the men in our lives.
Men, as well as women, can experience incontinence for a variety
of reasons. However, one of the major contributing causes to
incontinence in men is prostate problems. According to the National
Institutes of Health, The prostate is a male gland about the
size and shape of a walnut. It surrounds the urethra...
Hi, I’m 22 years old and was diagnosed with prostate enlargement over a year ago. My symptoms I have had for over two years though. I have problems urinating, stopping and going, pain while going, I go like 5 times a night and I go all day long. Also my biggest problem is that while I am having intercourse I have pain at the end of my penis every time. It feels like it is so sensitive that I have to stop and it hurts. The tip of my penis only hurts when I have an erection and having intercourse. My doctors just give me medications but nothing has helped. I really need some help or information. Thank you. Prostatic enlargement is usually an entity that is found on older men. If the symptoms were short lived, it may have been that your prostate was “inflamed”, which could be misinterpreted as being enlargement of the prostate. Since the symptoms have been present for over 2 years, other things need to be considered such as bladder neck obstruction, dysfunctional voiding or some anato...
The prostate is part of the male reproductive system. It is a gland that surrounds the urethra, which carries urine. It produces a fluid which both protects and enriches sperm. In younger men, it is about the size of a walnut but it usually increases in size as men get older. Some of the common problems include:
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or enlarged prostate. This can cause problems with urination, making it difficult to urinate or making you feel as if you need to urinate frequently, especially at night.
Acute bacterial prostatitis is caused by a bacterial infection. Besides an enlarged prostate, you can have fever, chills and pain. You may have blood in your urine or might feel pain when urinating.
Chronic bacterial prostatitis is a recurring bacterial infection of the prostate. It can be difficult to treat and might require long-term antibiotics.
Chronic prostatitis is also called Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome. You might have pain in the lower bak, the groin area or at...
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