conditions for men

prostate related problems

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Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

This is where the prostate, which wraps around the bladder tube (urethra), under the bladder, enlarges and puts pressure on the tube preventing urine from flowing freely. Men often have urine left in the bladder after emptying which causes frequency and urgency and getting up at night frequently to go to the toilet.

Prostate cancer

This can also cause enlargement of the prostate and problems as per enlargement of the prostate (BPH) above. Lots of prostate cancers are not serious and they are monitored to see if they are changing over time. Others need surgery, or radiation. If you have any intervention for prostate cancer, it is likely you will need to learn pelvic floor exercise to prevent bladder leakage or frequency and urgency. 

Prostatitis

This is a very broad term referring to a range of problems around the prostate. You will most likely have seen a Urologist who has found an infection in the prostate and treated it with antibiotics. You may be left with pain which may be due to the pelvic floor muscles close to the prostate becoming tight and painful themselves. This is often missed.
Sometimes, the muscles of the pelvic floor were the origin of a pelvic pain problem which turns out not to be the prostate at all! The Doctor tells you thst everything is fine, there’s nothing wrong and you are left feeling confused and in pain. Come and see us! Or at least talk to us and we can help explain.

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You may contact Caroline Bender or make and appointment with Caroline at either location, with Cee at Frankston The Sports Injury Clinic, with Candice at Dromana Pinnacle (Thursdays)