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Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) a protein produced by the prostate. A raised PSA on a blood test may indicate the presence of cancer of the prostate. However, PSA could also be raised as a result of a benign enlargement of the prostate, Urinary tract infection, a recent operation on the prostate or catheter insertion. Please ask your doctor if you have any concerns.
it is a painful condition of the prostate caused by infection or inflammation. You will feel pain in the perineum and genital area and sometimes during ejaculation. Your urologist will advise of some investigations to be done, and treatment options include antibiotics.
It is a similar condition to female menopause. It is related to a decrease in the male hormone Testosterone, with age. The symptoms are: Low energy level, Low well being Decreased muscle bulk/power, Loss of libido, and problems with erection.
It is a consistent or recurrent inability to achieve and/or maintain erection of the penis sufficient for sexual intercourse. It can be associated with high Alcohol intake, smoking, some medications, heart disease, diabetes, high Cholesterol, high blood pressure and a low Testosterone. It can also associate some emotional and psychiatric conditions.
It is a reliable form of male contraception. It involves cutting the two tubes (vas deferens) that carry sperm from your testicles to your penis. It will not affect your sex drive or ability to enjoy sex and you will still have erections and produce the same amount of fluid when you ejaculate. The only difference is that the fluid will not contain sperm.
A vasectomy reversal is an operation to rejoin each of the tubes that carry sperm from your testicles to your penis, which were cut during your vasectomy. Vasectomy reversal operations are more successful if they are done fairly soon after the original vasectomy. About 8 out of 10 men father children when their vasectomy is reversed within three years. If 15 years or more have passed since the vasectomy, this success rate falls to about 3 out of 10 men. It is important to understand that success is not guaranteed. Even if the operation is technically successful, the presence of sperm in your semen doesn’t guarantee that your partner will get pregnant.
The symptoms of prostate cancer could be similar to a benign enlargement of the prostate. Your Urologist will perform a clinical examination including a rectal examination, and may request a blood test (PSA: Prostate Specific Antigen) to help with the diagnosis. Treatment options will be discussed with you according to your specific condition.
The common symptoms are: increased urine frequency especially during the night, a sensation of needing to rush to empty bladder (urgency), and difficulty in starting the urine stream and a slow stream and sometimes an intermittent (stop-start) stream with dribbling after passing urine.
They start with medical treatment (tablets called alpha blockers, and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors). Now we aim to treat benign enlarged prostates in a non-invasive surgical way. This would include Greenlight laser prostate vaporisation. Sometimes we need to perform other types of surgical resection (TURP), depending on your condition. Please ask your doctor.
It is a form of prostate surgery to remove an benign enlarged prostate. The main advantage over conventional electrical surgery is that there is less bleeding. As a result of this you can have surgery as a day case without having to stay in hospital for 4 or 5 days and recovery is faster.