How do you perform self prostate exam? Do you know that you have got a problem with your penis? The answer is not very clear.
You can insert your finger, as described in my own page of self prostate massage, you may have some ideas, but not sure. It should be soft and not hard, painless soft touch, and feel smooth without caking. Make sure you use gloves and lubricate to make insertion easier. To be gentle!
DRE or digital rectal examination by a trained urologist will provide you with the information you need. He would be very hesitant if he wants to do a biopsy. This is because the procedure has a lot of risks. He may underestimate the path of the invasion including the act if he finds the slightest sign of cancer.
Hematuria is another major symptom for prostate disease. Hematuria means the blood in the urine, and we can observe some of it with our naked eye, such as red urine with soy sauce color, meat water color and even blood color. We call it gross hematuria. While some of the urine color is normal on the surface, but if plays it under the microscope we can reveal the reality. We can find a lot of red blood cells, which is called microscopic hematuria. In addition to search for clues in the “urine”, there are some other manifestations shown when performing self prostate exam for prostate disease, such as pudendal discomfort (the position between anal and scrotum), a sense of heavy swelling associated with lumbosacral, penile radical pain, stool pain, and the urethral discharge: a small amount of white discharge, …
Due to prostate disease symptoms often have no specificity, which means that prostate disease is difficult to distinguish only from the symptoms. So when you have these symptoms, you should also check through many other exams to finally determine whether it is really a prostate disease. It is best to get aids from professional hospitals as soon as possible to find a solution. Urinary problems can warn male urinary system, including many organs, such as lower urinary tract, the bladder, prostate and urethra, they have directly relations to the appearance of urinary symptoms.
Therefore, any one of the obstacles in the process of urination will affect urination, such as urethritis. Of course, this is not entirely absolute. Lots of time we can not take it for granted! If you find yourself have similar urinating symptoms, do not make conclusions by your own, and do not to solve them by your own. Be sure to go to the hospital as soon as possible and seek for professional check and treatment.
Most commonly seen prostate diseases
Prostate is a relatively fragile glandular tissue, and his importance for the male body is self-evident. Because male friends does not give enough attention for it, so that many diseases often come to find them. There are a variety of diseases associated with the prostate, but these are the most common:
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (or prostatic hypertrophy)
The first category is the benign prostatic hyperplasia (or prostatic hypertrophy). This disease is a common disease in middle-aged men. And with age increasing, the incidence will continue to increase. Study has found that men over the age of 50 can suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia. Among the age of 80 years in older men, about 95% of people suffer from different degrees of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
The second category is the prostate cancer, including benign prostate tumors and malignant prostate tumors. Benign tumors such as prostate leiomyoma, prostate fibroids are very rare. Malignant tumors are mainly prostate cancer with prostatic sarcoma rare.
The third category is prostate stones. It refers to the prostate gland or duct in the formation of true stones, rather than staying in the prostate urethra within the urinary stone. It has been ccasionally found after physical examination, no special clinical manifestations show.
Prostate infectious diseases
The fourth category is prostate infectious diseases, including acute prostatitis, prostate abscess, chronic bacterial prostatitis, chronic non-bacterial prostatitis, non-specific granulomatous prostatitis, chronic prostatitis and other diseases. Such diseases often occur in young men. Among them, the most common is chronic prostatitis. According to statistics, in the 25-40 year-old male patients, about 30% -40% of people suffer from varying degrees of chronic prostatitis.
How to perform self prostate exam for prostatitis
Different prostatitis patients in the clinical manifestations will differ in symptoms. But the symptoms of prostatitis is “cunning”, generally the disease does not reflect the symptoms at the site, so that patients always miss the opportunity for treatment.
Symptoms and characteristics of prostatitis
From the clinical symptoms it can be seen that the main symptoms of prostatitis are shown at somewhere else. That is, many symptoms are outside the lesion. So for the initial patients who are suffering from the disease, it is most likely to delay the disease and the best timing of treatment. We can conclude them into the following three categories:
1, Symptoms of prostate pain
The pain mainly appears at the back, perineum, lower abdomen, bilateral inguinal area, testes, anus, etc. A slight pain and a feeling of bulge discomfort. In the clinical we found that some young patients, due to abdominal pain which we should get into deeply investigation, but in the end doctors treat it as gastroenteritis. This will ultimately be invalid and even delay the treatment of the disease.
2, Urinary tract symptoms
The symptoms mainly show as dysuria, such as hard voiding, prolonged voiding, unclean urination, thinner urine, urine interruption, or even a bit like droplets or urination dysfunction. Some of these patients were found to have mild bladder irritation symptoms. And they have received treatment according to urinary tract infection with long-term ineffectively. What is more, it will also delay the best time for treatment.
3, Sexual dysfunction symptoms
There are diseases such as impotence, premature ejaculation, nocturnal emission, infertility and so on. Some sexual dysfunction patients who blindly take medicines that help kidney and supplement kidney essence and other drugs, at the end it aggravates the condition of their diseases. The final examination only finds the chronic prostatitis is the root cause of their disease.
Self prostate exam: hot water with hip bath for 5 days
How to avoid the detour on the diagnosis of the disease? Experts recommend a simple self prostate exam which is:
If you find yourself may have at least one of the above three types of symptoms, patients can use hip bath with hot water daily for 1-2 times, each time 20 minutes. The water temperature should always remain at 50 Celsius degrees, and receive the treatment continuously for 5 days. If the symptoms reduce or disappear, the patient is likely to be suffering from chronic prostatitis. This self prostate exam is simple with no toxic side effects and helpful for the diagnosis and treatment.
Self prostate exam for prostatic hyperplasia
Clinically we divided prostatic hyperplasia into three gradients, indicating the severity of benign prostatic hyperplasia disease. So, in our daily lives, how to perform self prostate exam? What are the evaluation criteria?
According to the severity of the disease, each disease can be divided into mild, moderate and severe, benign prostatic hyperplasia is with no exception. So what are the typical symptoms for mild, moderate and severe prostatic hyperplasia? How can we male patients to perform self prostate exam?
Three grades of prostatic hyperplasia
Doctors divide prostate into two layers: the inner layer is the mucosa and submucosal glands around the urethra. And the outer layer is the prostate gland. The latter constitutes the main body of the prostate, a fibrous membrane separates the two layers. Prostatic hyperplasia (hyperplasiaofprostate) occurs mainly in the inner layer, it is between the bladder neck to the fine urethral part of the urethra gland, now the part is known as the transition zone with microscopic examination can see.
Mild benign prostatic hyperplasia:
The patient can show symptoms of frequent urination, urgency, urinary weakness and increase of nocturia.
Moderate benign prostatic hyperplasia:
The symptoms can be expressed as urinary endless, urinary pain, urinary incontinence (such as urine bifurcation), and the urination time was significantly longer.
Severe benign prostatic hyperplasia:
Urination is more laborious, and urination time is longer, urinary flow as the low-level curve or urine droplets, patients often get wet with their underwear.
The evaluation criteria of benign prostatic hyperplasia self prostate exam
- “How often do you have to urinate again within 2 hours?”
- “How often do you find yourself stopping and re-starting several times during urination?”
- “What is the frequency of incomplete emptying of the bladder after urination in the last month?
- “How often do you find it difficult to delay urination?”
- “How often do you feel the urinary incontinence?”
Subjects were able to determine scores from “0” to “5” based on “never”, “less than one-fifth,” “less than half,” “about half,” “more than half,” and “almost always”
- “How often do you have to urinate by pressing or pulling?”
7. “How many times do you usually get up from bedtime till next morning?”
Subjects were able to determine the score from “0” to “5” according to “never”, “once”, “twice”, “three times”, “four times” and “five times”
0 points to 7 points for mild symptoms
8 points to 19 points for moderate symptoms
20 points to 35 points for severe symptoms
It is generally believed that mild symptoms only need follow-up, and moderate symptoms and severe symptoms were required for drug treatment and surgery. However, if any of the seven questions score more than three points, then even if the total score is not high, patients should also consider adopting the appropriate treatment.
The incidence of benign prostatic hyperplasia often increases with age, the incidence rate of 40 to 79-year-old male is about 50%, while the incidence rate of 80 years of age is as high as 83%.
Self prostate exam for prostate stones
How to detect prostate stones in time? Experts said that the nature of prostate stones is the same as kidney stones, and stomach stones. However, the location of stones is in the prostate. Then how do we perform self prostate exam for prostate stones?
Self prostate exam for prostate stones
1, under normal circumstances, the existence of prostate stones alone has no symptoms.
2, when the prostate gland and benign prostatic hyperplasia coexist, there will be symptoms of weak, urinary frequency, urinary wait, urine droplets and so on.
3, There will be discomfort of perineum, penis, pubic and anal and other adjacent organs. When getting up in the morning, the urethra will have white discharge when prostate stones and prostatitis coexist.
4, when the prostate stones and urethritis or other diseases of urinary tract infection coexist, there will be symptoms of frequent urination, urgency, hematuria and so on.
Above is the self prostate exam for prostate stones, have you learned it? Experts said that the best way for an early detection of prostate stones is to go to the hospital for medical examination. If your body has had the above symptoms, be sure go to the regular hospital for timely inspection.
In this article we have analyzed what are the most commonly seen prostate diseases. And at the next we have also made some guidelines on how to perform self prostate exam in order to check out whether patients have suffered prostate disease such as prostatic hyperplasia, prostate cancer, prostate stones and prostate infectious diseases.
From this article, we can figure out how to perform self prostate exam according to the information above personally. However, this is not absolute. As what I have said before, if you happened to have those similar symptoms does not mean that you are suffering or have suffered from prostate diseases. That is only a reference.
If you are afraid of suffering form prostate disease and have checked some similar symptoms, I suggest you should go to the hospital as soon as possible for some professional checks and treatment. This is because in this way, your troubles that may hang over in your head for a long time will be solved quickly. Whether you are suffering prostate diseases or not, you will know as soon as possible after going to the hospital.