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Symptoms

What are the Symptoms of Prostate Cancer?

Most cases of prostate cancer don't show any symptoms, but in advanced stages you may notice urinary tract issues like these.

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What is Hematuria?

Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urinary tract and is a fairly common entitiy. Blood can be either gross bleeding (gross hematuria) which is visualized with the naked eye and easily detected by the patient or microscopic hematuria that is on...

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Educating Patients After a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

You havejust undergone aprostate biopsy and, in most cases, you have tolerated the procedure very well. There may have been some blood in the urine or on your stool for a few days, however it has most likely ceased. If you have resumed sexual activit...

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Current Treatments for Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Most patients who have prostate cancer are diagnosed with early-stage disease that is localized to the prostate. These patients are able to benefit from many different treatment options that include active surveillance, radical surgery, cryotherapy o...

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Complications of Prostate Cancer

After a patient has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, and treatment options are discussed, some of the most common concerns of the patient pertain to the side effects or potential complications of the treatments. Patients want to know what bearing ...

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Ten Things To Protect Your Prostate Health

Another year is upon us. It’s time to make that another New Years resolution or two. So how about dedicating this one to doing something good for health. Address the symptoms - You know your body better than anyone else. If something is bothering you ...

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No Ejaculation after Green Light PVP Surgery?

Dear Dr. Motola:** After having very successful Green Light PVP surgery, I do not ejaculate. I was told that about 33% of men can still ejaculate normally after this procedure. Why can 33% still ejaculate and the rest not? (I know that the semen goes ...

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Is It Possible to Perform a Prostate Self Exam?

Dear Dr. Motola, Is is possible to perform a self exam of the prostate and if so, how can it be done? It is possible to perform a self-exam, however the subtle differences in the consistency of the prostate that are indicative of prostate malignancy ...

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What are the differences between Flomax, Uroxatral, and Avodart?

Dear Dr. Motola,** What are the differences between Flomax, Uroxatral, and Avodart?** Flomax and Uroxatral are both drugs that are alpha-bockers. These drugs help to relax muscle fibers that squeeze the prostate. By relaxing these muscle fibers, the ...

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Can Sexual Activity before a PSA Test Elevate PSA Level?

Dear Dr. Motola, Can sexual activity just before a PSA blood test make PSA results jump from 2 to 12? PSA testing immediately after sexual activity remains controversial. The most widely held belief is that patients should wait 3 days after sexual ac...