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  1. Enlarged Prostate (BPH) Supplements and Remedies

    Many herbs and supplements are used to treat BPH, or benign prostatic hyperplasia. But do they work to ease enlarged prostate symptoms?

  2. 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.

  3. Low Testosterone - Topic Overview

    What is low testosterone?Men who have low testosterone do not make enough of the male hormone called testosterone. This hormone allows men to produce sperm and to develop and keep normal physical male traits. Low testosterone is also called testosterone deficiency or hypogonadism. Low testosterone can lead to problems such as loss of sex drive, muscle weakness, erection problems, infertility, and weakened bones.What causes low testosterone?Many things can cause this problem, such as:Aging. It's normal for testosterone to decrease as you age. Injury to the testicles, or surgery or radiation treatment in the groin area.Certain medicines.Having a long-term medical condition, such as kidney or liver disease or obesity.Problems related to the pituitary gland or hypothalamus. Low testosterone also can be present at birth.A blood test is usually done to find out if you have low testosterone. If your doctor thinks low testosterone could be related to another medical problem, he or she may do

  4. Peyronie's Disease - Topic Overview

    What is Peyronie's disease?Peyronie's disease is an abnormal curvature of the penis caused by scar tissue in the erectile tissue. Because the scar tissue prevents straightening of the penis, the curvature is most obvious during an erection. The curvature may be so severe that it prevents penetration during intercourse.Peyronie's disease is seen most frequently in middle - aged and older men.What .

  5. Testicular Injuries

    Learn more from WebMD about testicular injuries, including causes, treatment, and prevention.

  6. Weight and Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

    Looking for a reason to lose a few pounds? Extra weight can be linked to erectile dysfunction.

  7. 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 ...

  8. Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis (NIH Category II) - Topic Overview

    Chronic bacterial prostatitis is an infection of the prostate with symptoms including pain in the abdomen and genital area,problems with urination,and pain with ejaculation. Sometimes it causes no symptoms. It occurs most often in men who have had urinary tract infections (UTIs). Men with chronic bacterial prostatitis usually have not had acute prostate infections. A test called a pre- and ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Alpha-Blocker Medicines for Prostatitis

    Drug details for Alpha-blocker medications for prostatitis.

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