Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA)
A prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test measures the amount of prostate-specific antigen in the blood. PSA is released into a man's blood by his prostate gland.
DHEA-S (dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate) is a male hormone (androgen) that is made in the adrenal glands. The body turns it into testosterone. A test for DHEA-S checks the level of this hormone in the blood.Testosterone affects sexual features and development. In men, it is made in large amounts by the testicles. In both men and women, testosterone is made in small amounts by the adrenal glands. In women, small amounts are made by the ovaries.
Epididymitis - Topic Overview
What is epididymitis?The epididymis is a long, tightly coiled tube that lies above and behind each testicle. It collects and stores maturing sperm made by the testicles prior to ejaculation. Inflammation and infection of the epididymis is called epididymitis.What causes epididymitis?The causes of epididymitis vary depending on your age and behavior. In children it is most commonly associated with
Open Prostatectomy for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Open prostatectomy for benign prostatic hyperplasia is the surgical removal of an enlarged, noncancerous prostate.
Spermatocele (Epididymal Cyst) - Topic Overview
What is a spermatocele?A spermatocele (epididymal cyst) is a sperm - filled cyst in the long, tightly coiled tube that lies above and behind each testicle (epididymis). It feels like a smooth, firm lump in the scrotum on top of the testicle.What causes spermatoceles?Although the cause of a spermatocele is often unknown, it may be caused by obstruction of the tubes that carry sperm from the ...
Rye Grass Pollen Extract - Topic Overview
What is rye grass pollen extract?Rye grass pollen extract comes from the pollen of rye grass (Secale cereale). Rye grass pollen extract may affect the male hormone testosterone, relax the muscles of the tube that urine flows through (urethra), and increase how well the bladder can force urine out. All of these may reduce symptoms of an enlarged prostate, such as dribbling after urinating or ...
Commonly Known Chemical Weapons Agents
Here's a list of commonly known chemical weapons agents, including how they work, what they look like, and side effects.
Enlarged Prostate: Other Surgeries - Topic Overview
There are many surgeries to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). But most have not been studied very much. The gold-standard surgery for BPH is transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). When these new surgeries are studied,they are compared to TURP. Other surgeries for BPH include: High-frequency focused ultrasound,in which high frequency sound waves (ultrasound) are used to kill ...
Transurethral Microwave Therapy (TUMT) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
In transurethral microwave therapy (TUMT), an instrument (called an antenna) that sends out microwave energy is inserted through the urethra to a location inside the prostate. Microwave energy is then used to heat the inside of the prostate.
Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
During transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), an instrument is inserted up the urethra to remove the section of the prostate that is blocking urine flow.TURP usually requires hospitalization and is done using a general or spinal anesthetic.