Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) - Treatment Overview
Treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) focuses on reducing your symptoms; BPH cannot be cured.
Rectal & Colon Cancer in Men
Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in men. WebMD tells you what you need to know to prevent colon and rectal cancer.
High Blood Pressure in Men
The risk of high blood pressure begins to climb when men turn 45. Here’s how to prevent it, recognize it, and treat it.
High Cholesterol in Men
For many men, the risk of high cholesterol begins in their 20s and increases with age. Here’s how to prevent and lower high cholesterol.
Prostatitis: Pre- and Post-Massage Test - Topic Overview
The pre- and post-massage test is a simple,inexpensive test that may help diagnose the type of prostatitis you have. First,your penis will be cleaned to eliminate any bacteria,then you will give a urine sample (pre-massage sample). The doctor will ask you to stop urinating and bend over so your prostate can be massaged to collect secretions from your prostate gland. The doctor does this by ...
Chronic Prostatitis/Pelvic Pain Syndrome,Noninflammatory (NIH Category IIIB) - Topic Overview
Chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome,noninflammatory,is a common form of prostatitis. It causes pain in the pelvic area,where the prostate is located,without symptoms of general illness,infection,or inflammation. Chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome,noninflammatory,was formerly called prostatodynia. ...
Alpha-Blocker Medicines for Prostatitis
Drug details for Alpha-blocker medications for prostatitis.
Infected Prostate Stones - Topic Overview
Prostatic calculi (stones) are very common. They aren't always apparent during a rectal exam or on X-rays. Prostate stones are usually tiny-about the size of poppy seeds-and do not cause symptoms. In some men,infected prostate stones may cause recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) and make it difficult to cure bacterial prostatitis. The stones may have to be removed with surgery before ...
Acute Prostatitis (NIH Category I) - Topic Overview
Acute prostatitis is an infection that causes severe symptoms. It is the most serious and least common type of prostatitis. Men with this illness are usually very sick,and their symptoms come on suddenly. A urine test will reveal bacteria,and using a digital rectal exam,a health professional will find the prostate to be warm,swollen,and very tender. Serious complications may develop ...
5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitors for Prostatitis
Drug details for Finasteride (Proscar) for prostatitis.