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PSA Test (Prostate Specific Antigen)

PSA Test (Prostate Specific Antigen)

What is the PSA screening controversy? The goal of measuring PSA in men with no symptoms of cancer as a screening test for prostate cancer is to reduce the mortality caused by this cancer. Although the advent of prostate cancer screening is associated with decreased prostate cancer deaths, concerns exist regarding risks of overtreatment and […]

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What causes pain in the penis?

What causes pain in the penis?

Many conditions can cause penis pain, and it can range from mild to severe. Pain may occur at rest, during sexual activity, or when urinating. While a person can sometimes get relief from penis pain at home, some underlying causes may need medical treatment. This article looks at the possible causes of penis pain, as […]

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Flomax (tamsulosin)

Flomax (tamsulosin)

What is Flomax (tamsulosin) drug? Flomax (tamsulosin) is an oral drug for the treatment of men who are having difficulty urinating because of enlarged prostates from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Why is Flomax (tamsulosin) prescribed to patients? Do I need a prescription for Flomax (tamsulosin)? Yes Is Flomax (tamsulosin) available as a generic drug? Yes […]

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Viagra (sildenafil)

Viagra (sildenafil)

What is sildenafil, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Viagra (sildenafil) is an oral drug that is used for treating impotence (or erectile disfunction, ED, the inability to attain or maintain a penile erection). It is in a class of drugs called phosphodiesterase inhibitors (PDE-5 inhibitors) that also includes It has been estimated […]

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STDs in Men

STDs in Men

What should you know about STDS in men? What are the types of STDs? Common types of STDs in men include Chlamydia, gonorrhea, Trichomoniasis, and genital herpes. Some of the most common STDs in men may not produce signs or symptoms. What are the early signs symptoms of STDs in men? Early and later signs […]