Enlarged Prostate/BPH Treatment
About Enlarged Prostate/BPH
- BPH symptoms include: blood in urine, frequent urination, dribbling after urination, feeling that the bladder is not emptied, weak or hesitant flow, pushing or straining to begin urination or sudden need to urinate.
- The size of your prostate does not necessarily indicate the severity of symptoms. Some men with just slightly enlarged prostates have severe BPH symptoms and visa versa. Treatment is not always necessary, but if urination problems are problematic, seeking help is crucial. Untreated BPH can lead to other, serious complications, such as urinary tract infections, bladder stones and kidney damage.
- The cause of BPH is unknown, but is thought to be related to hormonal changes that occur naturally as part of the aging process.
- The Advanced Urology team diagnoses BPH through one or more of the following: blood tests, cystoscopy, digital rectal exam (DRE), prostate symptom index, urine flow study.
- Once diagnosed, your physician will work with you to determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs.
Don’t let BPH rule your life—let us help you take control! Request an appointment with one of the experts at Advanced Urology to find out how easy it can be to be freed from BPH.