Prepared by Harvard Health Publications' editors, this 128-page report describes the causes and treatment of prostate diseases and provides practical advice for coping with troubling side effects.
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Yes. Even if a man doesn’t ejaculate, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can still be passed from one partner to another during sexual activity.
I had a radical prostatectomy a year ago and thought I was cured. But now my PSA is rising rapidly, a sign that the cancer is back. Might radiation therapy help?
I am currently undergoing hormone therapy with leuprolide (Lupron) injections to shrink an enlarged prostate. I believe I’ve noticed some muscle loss. Is this possible?
It may sound like a promising approach, but there’s a lot we don’t know about using Botox to treat an enlarged prostate.
I have used finasteride (Proscar) to treat my BPH, and it has reduced the size of my prostate. However, my body’s production of semen has diminished, too. Will switching to dutasteride (Avodart) solve that problem?
In short, yes. If you take Flomax (tamsulosin), be sure to tell your eye doctor before having cataract surgery.
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