Male Reproductive System Anatomy and Physiology

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What is a common method to reduce the risk of bleeding in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia?

Monitoring and ensuring 3-way catheter patency

What is the primary goal of androgen deprivation therapy in treating prostate cancer?

To eliminate the production of testosterone

What is a common symptom of prostate cancer that may indicate metastasis?

Pain in the hip, back, or spine

What is the primary function of therapeutic vaccines in treating prostate cancer?

To eliminate existing cancer cells

What is a common method of reducing modifiable risk factors for prostate cancer?

Reducing high fat diet – red meat and dairy

What is the advantage of medical castration with androgen receptor blockers?

It causes adrenal suppression of testosterone

What is the primary goal of surgical management in radical prostatectomy?

To completely remove the prostate and surrounding structures

What is a common complication that may occur after radical prostatectomy?

All of the above

What is the primary purpose of teaching pelvic floor exercises to patients after radical prostatectomy?

To regain urinary control

Why is it important to avoid certain foods and drinks after radical prostatectomy?

To avoid irritating the bladder

What is the significance of the six-hour window in testicular torsion?

It is the time frame to save the testicle

What is the recommended frequency for testicular self-examination?

Monthly

What is the primary goal of watchful waiting in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)?

To monitor mild symptoms and delay treatment

What is the main benefit of using alpha-1 adrenergic blockers in treating BPH?

Relaxing the bladder and prostate muscles

What is the purpose of transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) with needle aspiration biopsy in diagnosing BPH?

To rule out prostate cancer

What is the potential complication of untreated BPH?

All of the above

What is the role of dutasteride in treating BPH?

To reduce the size of the prostate gland

What is the primary purpose of urethrocystoscopy in diagnosing BPH?

To visualize the prostate gland

What is the goal of pharmacologic therapy in treating BPH?

To alleviate symptoms of BPH

What is the purpose of a voiding diary in diagnosing BPH?

To assess symptoms of BPH

What is the primary benefit of transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) in treating BPH?

Improving urinary flow and alleviating symptoms

What is the purpose of continuous bladder irrigation (CBI) in post-operative care after TURP?

To prevent bleeding and clot formation

This quiz covers the anatomy and physiology of the male reproductive system, including the organs involved, their functions, and how to assess their health. It also touches on the importance of the urinary system and how the two systems are interconnected. Test your knowledge of the male reproductive system and its functions!

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