Prostate Size

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  1. Kauri Tree

    Kauri Tree Active Member

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    Does anyone know what should be the 'normal' or average prostate size or weight before worrying about BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia)? Has anybody experienced enlarged prostate symptoms. I'm 55 and so far my only 'yellow light' is that I usually wake up and need to pee early in the morning after say 5 hours of sleep.
     
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    PSA (prostate specific antigen) test AND digital exam are standard diagnostics.
     
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    I notice lately that I am having a much weaker stream while peeing, I am sure that's a sign of an enlarging prostate, getting up in the early morning... not a problem. It is time for me to get onto some Prostate herbs, probably would not hurt you either, just to be safe.
     
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    True. However, frequent digital prostate stimulation (via anal intercourse, etc) can falsely elevate PSA values. BPH is generally managed easily with medication.
     
  5. joe bltsflk

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    Yes, my doctor says that even recent sexual activity can skew the reading and that the trend is more important than the numbers. That's why the digital exam is important to check for size.
     
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    Medications can/will cause side effects. I've been taking swedish flower pollen for a few years and it helps quite a bit. It will even help you to blow bigger loads.
     
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    Medications can also cause more frequent urination.
     
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    PSA is sensitive but highly non-specific.
     
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    The PSA often gives false positives, and what is more significant than a single test is a change in the reading. The digital exam is subjective, so pick a doc with experience (and slender fingers). BPH afflicts most of us as we age, but you need to rule out prostate cancer.
     
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