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36 Cards in this Set

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birth condition in which one or both of testicles have not descended into scrotum
inflammation or infection of the epididymis
erectile dysfunction
inability to have an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse
removal of one or both testicles

treatment for prostate cancer
inflammation of a testis
uncirumcised foreskin that has swollen and stuck behind the head of the penis
uncircumcised foreskin that cannot be moved down from the head of the penis
erection that lasts too long
surgical removal of the prostate gland
inflammation or infection of the prostate gland
bone of groin located above pubic arch
compression of a part
study of holding or storage of urine in bladder, the facility with which it empties, & the rate of movement of urine out of bladder during urination
septicemia resulting from urinary tract infection
surgically cutting & sealing the vas deferens to prevent sperm from getting outside the body

birth control method for men
Which test is encouraged annually for every man older than age 40?
a. Prostate ultrasound
b. Serum creatinine
c. Digital rectal examination
d. Acid phosphatase
c. Digital rectal examination
Which of the following is the greatest risk factor for prostate cancer?
a. Smoking
b. Aging
c. Drug use
d. History of STDs
b. Aging
Which of the following is the most commonly used surgical treatment for BPH?
You are caring for Mr. Frank following transurethral resection of the prostate. He says he is having pain in his bladder, and you notice urine leakage around his catheter. Which of the following response is best?
a. "Bladder spasms are common after your surgery. Take some deep breaths while I get a B&O suppository."
b. "You should not be experiencing spasms. I will notify the RN right away."
c. "Spasms can be very painful. Would you like an injection of Demerol?"
d. "Your catheter is leaking; we will need to replace it right away."
a. "Bladder spasms are common after your surgery. Take some deep breaths while I get a B&O suppository."
Mr. Jackson is discharged following prostate surgery. As you are doing his discharge teaching, he asks if he can return to work delivering water softener salt to homes. Which response is best?
a. "Certainly, returning to work is a good way to get your mind off your surgery."
b. "You should spend your time off looking for a job that involves less lifting."
c. "It is okay to drive, but you should not lift heavy objects for 6 weeks."
d. "You should not drive for 4 to 6 weeks or lift anything heavier than 10 pounds."
d. "You should not drive for 4 to 6 weeks or lift anything heavier than 10 pounds."
Which of the following is the most common cause of erectile dysfunction?
a. Endocrine problems
b. Circulatory problems
c. Excessive stress
d. Excessive alcohol use
b. Circulatory problems
Ways to avert prostatitis are . . .
- regular & complete emptying of bladder
- avoid excessive alcohol (>2-3 oz/day - it's a bladder irritant)
- avoiding high-risk sexual practices
Signs and symptoms of prostatitis include . . .
- urgency
- frequency
- hesitancy
- dysuria
- low back pain
- perineal pain
- postejaculation pain
- fever
- chills
The preferred treatment for acute bacterial prostatitis is trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole (1_____, 2_____) for 3_____ days.
1) Bactrim

2) Septra

3) 30
Bladder irritants include . . .
- caffeine products
- citrus juices
- alcohol
The alpha blocker terazosin (Hytrin) is used to treat _____ _____ _____ because it relaxes the smooth muscles.
benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
The surgical treatment most often used to relieve obstruction caused by an enlarged prostate is _____.

transurethral resection of the prostate

- resectoscope inserted into pt's urethra
- prostate gland reduced
- Foley cath left in place w/30 to 60 mL of sterile water filling balloon to compress surgical site
Following a prostatectomy, the patient should not 1_____ or engage in sexual intercourse until after he is seen for a final checkup with his health care provider (usually 2_____ to 3_____ weeks). Heavy lifting must also be avoided during this time (limited to 4_____ _____ or less).
1) drive
2) 4
3) 6
4) 10 pounds
Risk factors for prostate cancer include . . .
- advanced age
- higher levels of testosterone
- high fat diet
- family hx
- African-American
- exposure to cadmium
Symptoms are rare in the early stage (stage A) of prostate cancer. Later stages(stages B and C) include symptoms of urinary 1_____, hematuria, and urinary 2_____. In the advanced (metastatic) stage (stage D), symptoms may be bone pain in the back or hip, 3_____, weakness, 4_____ _____, and overall tiredness.
1) obstruction
2) retention
3) anemia
4) weight loss
What two blood tests are done to help diagnose prostate cancer?
prostate-specific antigen (PSA)

prostatic acid phosphatase (PAP)
1_____ is a painful erection that lasts too long. Anytime an erection lasts for longer than 2_____ _____ _____ hours it can become a medical emergency. The small veins in the corpora cavernosa 3_____, so the blood cannot drain back out of the penis as it should. When the blood cannot drain, the tissue of the penis does not get oxygen and there can be 4_____ _____ _____.
1) Priapism
2) 4 to 6
3) spasm
4) permanent tissue damage
The _____ is a small tube along the back of the testes where sperm is matured for its last 10 to 12 days before it is ready to be ejaculated.
The patient should continue using another form of birth control for about _____ _____ following a vasectomy.
a. 6 weeks
b. 4 weeks
c. 2 months
d. 2 weeks
a. 6 weeks
What four systems in the body influence the ability for a usable erection to occur?
1) circulatory system

2) nervous system

3) hormonal system

4) limbic system
The two most common causes of male infertility are a _____ (40-50%) and idiopathic causes (40%).