Gynecomastia - Topic Overview
What is gynecomastia?Gynecomastia is overdevelopment of the male breast. The glandular tissue of the breast swells, usually in response to an excess of the female hormone estrogen or a lack of testosterone, a male hormone. It occurs in babies, adolescent boys, and older men. What causes gynecomastia?In newborns, gynecomastia is caused by estrogen from the mother. It usually goes away in 2 to 3 ...
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
Commonly Known Chemical Weapons Agents
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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.
Enlarged Prostate: Other Surgeries - Health Tools
Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Enlarged Prostate: Should I Have Surgery?
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.
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 ...
Routine Health Maintenance for Men
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Strength Training Program for Men
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