Larger ureter stones can be removed by shock wave therapy or surgery. To prevent their recurrence, lifestyle changes or further treatment may be needed.
Patients with kidney stones that cannot be passed out of the body naturally can turn to medication, shock wave therapy and surgery for stone removal.
Boys and men may suffer from phimosis, a condition where their foreskin is too tight to be pulled back over the head of their penis, leading to complications such as infections.
People who experience sharp and severe pain in their side and back may have ureter stones, which are kidney stones that have become stuck in the ureter.
All men are at risk of developing acute or chronic prostatitis, which is an inflammation or swelling of the prostate gland.
About one in 10 Singaporeans will develop kidney stones. Small stones be harmless, but larger ones could lead to stabbing or throbbing pain and other problems.
Enlarged prostate in men will cause slower urine flow, frequent urination or urination problems. There are new innovations to treat it without surgery.
Men with early-stage prostate cancer could seek out focal therapy, an alternative to surgery and radiotherapy with few side effects.
Men with an enlarged prostate can avoid drinking at night, cut back on caffeine and take other actions to prevent and relieve urinary problems.
Men with enlarged prostates that are causing urinary problems could consider implants called UroLift for relief.
Acute prostatitis is potentially life-threatening and requires immediate treatment, while lifestyle changes may be needed to cure chronic prostatitis.
Dietary changes such as cutting back on salt and animal protein, and drinking about 2.5 litres to 3 litres of water per day, can reduce the risk of developing kidney stones.
Benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), a condition where an enlarged but non-cancerous prostate causes urinary problems, is extremely common among older men.
Men who are above 50 years old should visit their doctor to check their risk of having prostate cancer.
Diagnosing prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the second-most common cancer among Singaporean men, and those who are over 50 years old should go for a check-up to determine their risk of having or developing the disease.
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