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male repro Exam
male repo exam 2
function of the testes?
spermatogenesis (sperm prod)
funtion of the prostate gland?
secretes what is chemically and physiologically suitable for the needs of the spermatozoa in their passage from the testes
function of the penis?
gerintologic considerations for male repro?
prostate gland enlarges w/age & secretions decrease
scrotum hangs lower
testes get smaller and more firm
d/c sexual function
i/c GU cancer
decrease in sex hormone secretion causes?
d/c muscle strength and sexual energy
d/c in viable sperm
shrinking of testes
Erectile dysfunction (ED)
enlargement of prostate
what are the changes in sexual response to age?
prolonged time to reach full erection
rapid penile detumescence (d/c swelling)
prolonged refractory time
d/c viable sperm
s/s of obstruction of lower urinary tract
s/s of enlarged prostate?
increased urinary freq
double, triple voiding
influencing factors of sexual dysfunction?
physical disease (DM, MS, Stroke, Cardiac)
meds (antiHTN, anticholinergics, psychotropics)
positive DRE and increased PSA =
prostate specific antigen that is produced by the prostate gland
increased in prostate cancer (over 0.4 ng/mL)
drawn before DRE or catheterization or you will get a false negative
when is PSA elevated?
in BPH, prostate cancer, infections of the prostate and urinary tract
ID those at risk
used to monitor after Tx for cancer
done after DRE
guides needle biopsies
teaching to minimize recurrence of prostate cancer?
have regular PSA tests and repeat lymph node biopsies
surgical removal of one teste?
collection of fluid in the tunica vaginalis (scrotum)
repair of hydrocele- hydrocelectomy
one hr before sex
for ED, impotence
inflammation of the prostate gland
uncontrolled, presistant erection of the penis from either neural or vascular causes.