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Prostate - Signs/symptoms

How to recognise the signs of prostate cancer
Prostate - cancer

Articles on cancer of the prostate
Prostate - surgery

Articles on the surgical treatment of prostate cancer

benign prostatic hyperplasia
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the enlargement of the prostate gland. It is caused by excess growth of cells in the prostate. This condition does not represent cancer.
blood in the urine
- Blood in the urine can be visible, or it may only be noticed when the urine is tested.
bladder outlet obstruction
- Bladder outlet obstruction is a condition in which the opening between the bladder and the urethra is partially or completely blocked. This allows only some urine, or sometimes none at all, to empty from the bladder.
blood in the semen
- Blood in the semen is uncommon. Seeing it can make people quite anxious, but it is rarely serious.
- Creatinine is a waste product made by the body during regular metabolism. It is excreted into the urine by the kidneys. A serum creatinine test measures the level of creatinine in the blood.
acid phosphatase test
- The acid phosphatase test measures the level of acid phosphatase in the blood. Acid phosphatase is an enzyme found in the prostate gland, semen, liver, spleen, blood cells, and bone marrow. If these organs and tissues are not functioning right, they may release acid phosphatase into the bloodstream.
creatinine clearance
- This is a test of kidney function. It determines the amount of fluid filtered each minute by the kidneys.
- This test measures the amount of creatinine in the urine. Creatinine is produced in the muscles and filtered by the kidneys. The amount of creatinine in the urine, then, is an indication of kidney function. It is most often used to check kidney function.
free PSA
prostate cancer
PSA density
radical prostatectomy
simple prostatectomy
transurethral resection of the prostate
aging changes in the urinary system
laser surgery
- A laser is a special high-energy beam of light that can be used to treat certain conditions.
chronic prostatitis
prostatitis, acute
urinary catheters
selenium in diet
- Selenium is an essential mineral that works as part of an important antioxidant enzyme. The body only needs a very small amount of selenium. The amount is measured in micrograms (mcg). The highest concentrations of selenium in the body are found in the liver, kidney, heart, and spleen.
urinary tract infection
urinary incontinence
- Urinary incontinence is the uncontrollable loss of urine. The six main types of urinary incontinence are: urge incontinence, which is an urgent need to urinate followed by urine leakage stress incontinence, which is the leakage of urine when laughing, coughing, sneezing, or lifting heavy objects overflow incontinence, which occurs when small amounts of urine leak from a full bladder total incontinence, or a constant dripping of urine day and night psychological incontinence, which has an emotional rather than a physical cause mixed incontinence, which is a mixture of the causes listedWhat is going on in the body?
non-bacterial prostatitis
- In non-bacterial prostatitis, men have the symptoms of prostatitis, or inflammation of the prostate gland, but do not have a bacterial infection. The symptoms include difficulty with urination and pain in the groin area.
tumour markers
- Tumour markers are chemical substances that are produced by some cancers. Most of these substances can be found in the bloodstream in small amounts even when cancer is not present. When cancers produce these substances, they are usually produced in very large amounts. The amount of the substances may increase far above a normal level as the disease worsens.
urge incontinence
- Urge incontinence is an urgent desire to urinate followed by uncontrolled loss of urine.
Useful Links
Australian Men's Health Network - Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia - Hotline: 1800 220 099 - Australian Cancer Society - National Cancer Information Service: 13 11 20
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