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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...
Lifestyle Changes General Lifestyle Recommendations Certain lifestyle changes may help relieve symptoms and are particularly important for men who choose to avoid surgery or drug therapy. They include: Limit daily fluid intake to less than 2,000 mL (about 2 quarts). Limit or avoid alcohol and caffeine. Limit beverages in the evening. Avoid drinking fluids after your evening meal. Try to urinate at least once every 3 hours. Double-voiding may be helpful -- after urinating, wait and try to urinate again. Stay active. Cold weather and immobility may increase the risk for urine retention. Keeping warm and exercising may help. Avoiding Medications that Aggravate Symptoms Decongestants and Antihistamines. Men with BPH should avoid, if possible, the many medications for colds and allergies that contain decongestants, such as pseudoephedrine (Sudafed). Such drugs, known as adrenergics, can exacerbate urinary symptoms by preventing muscles in the prostate and bladder neck from relaxing to allow urine to...
BPH; Benign prostatic hypertrophy (hyperplasia); Prostate - enlarged
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