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  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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 .

  4. Testicular Injuries

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

  5. Weight and Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

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

  6. Chronic Prostatitis/Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Inflammatory (NIH Category IIIA) - Topic Overview

    Chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome,inflammatory,is an inflammation of the prostate that causes pain in the abdomen,testicles,or tip of the penis,urination problems,and painful ejaculation. It is the most common type of prostatitis. Its cause often cannot be determined. Bacteria are usually not detected in the urine,and fever,chills,or other signs of an infection are not present. ...

  7. Benzodiazepines for Prostatitis

    Drug details for Anxiolytic agents for prostatitis.

  8. Transurethral Prostatectomy for Prostatitis

    This procedure involves removal of part of the prostate gland through the urethra. A long, thin tube with a viewing instrument (cytoscope) attached is inserted into the urethra. Prostate tissue is removed through the cytoscope.

  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. 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. ...

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