Flashcards in Men's health Deck (20):
What two conditions present similarly to UTI in a man?
epididymitis and acute bacterial prostatitis
What are the common causes of epididymitis?
men < 35 years - chlamydia
men >/= 35 years - E. coli
What is the major diagnostic fever epididymitis?
marked scrotal edema
What **sign** is positive in epididymitis?
positive Prehn's sign
What is the treatment for epididymitis?
< 35 years (STI meds)
o ceftriaxone + doxy
> 35 years (UTI meds)
In a man with UTI symptoms it's important to do what physical exam?
digital rectal exam
to check for acute bacterial prostatitis
What does the prostate feel like in acute bacterial prostatitis?
What is the treatment for acute bacterial prostatitis?
o sitz bath
What activity restriction goes along with acute bacterial prostatitis?
no sexual activity until acute phase resolves
When to digital rectal exams start?
PSA start at what age?
What populations are at increased risk of prostate cancer?
particulary of Jamaican descent
What does the prostate in BPH feel like?
symmetrical or asymmetrical
What does the prostate in prostate cancer feel like?
harder than normal
What diet contributes to prostate cancer?
Treatment for BPH
alpha blockers -zocin or -ocin
5-alpha reductase inhibitors -steride
to shrink prostate
PSA normal values
40-49 < 2.5
50-59 < 3.5
60-69 < 4.5
70-79 < 6.5
What do phospodiesterase inhibitors do?
What is their suffix?
treat erectile dysfunction
What drugs should not be mixed with phosphodiesterase inhibitors?