Enlarged Prostate (BPH)

 

 

Diagnostic Tests

Uroflow
Post Void Residual 
Urine Tests
Cystoscopy 
Renal Ultrasound

Medical Treatments

Alpha Blockers
Dietary Supplements

Surgical Treatment

Minimally Invasive - Microwave; Laser
Invasive-TURP; Open 

Prevention

Diet Changes

As a man ages, his prostate (the tube that carries urine from the bladder out through the penis) may become larger and start to cause frequent or painful urination. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common urological condition caused by the non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland in aging men. BPH is very common, affecting fifty percent of men over the age of 50 and up to 90 percent of men age 80 or older. Men should see their urologist if blood is seen in the urine (hematuria), or if there is pain or burning with urination. 

Evaluation with a qualified urologist will include a physical exam, a urinalysis test, and a thorough medical history. Cystoscopy allows the urologist to look directly in the urethra and/or bladder using a small flexible scope. Treatment options include pharmaceutical options and other possibilities, and your urologist can provide an appropriate course of action.