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Prostate Enlargement

 
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Overview

  • Feel For

  • Enlargement of the prostate, through the anterior rectal wall.
  • Normal Size

  • 20 grams, or approximately the size of a walnut.
  • Causes of Prostate Enlargement

  • Benign prostatic hypertrophy
  • Prostate cancer
  • Prostatitis
  • Interpretation

  • Soft, painless enlargement - suggestive of BPH
  • Tender enlargement - suggestive of prostatitis
  • Asymmetric, firm enlargement - suggestive of prostate cancer
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