BPH; Benign prostatic hypertrophy (hyperplasia); Prostate - enlarged
The choice of a treatment is based on the severity of your symptoms, the extent to which they affect your daily life, and the presence of any other medical conditions. Treatment options include "watchful waiting," lifestyle changes, medication, or surgery.
If you are over 60, you are more likely to have symptoms. But many men with an enlarged prostate have only minor symptoms. Self-care steps are often enough to make you feel better.
If you have BPH, you should have a yearly exam to monitor the progression of your symptoms and determine if any changes in treatment are necessary.
For mild symptoms:
Urinate when you first get the urge. Also, go to the bathroom when you have the chance, even if you don't feel a need to urinate.
Avoid alcohol and caffeine, especially after dinner.
Don't drink a lot of fluid all at once. Spread out flui...
We have heard so much lately about prostate cancer that perhaps it is time to turn back to the basics, and look at BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) , a condition that affects far more men than prostate cancer. Recently, the prostate is a source of much controversy including the significance of PSA testing , the possible development of high grade prostate cancer with the use of medications that are commonly used to shrink prostate cancer and the need to treat prostate cancer. However despite all the controversies surrounding prostate malignancy, the symptoms that occur as a result of BPH are undeniably a continuing source of ongoing concern amongst most middle aged men.
As the prostate grows, the nodules that arise and progress in size, eventually compressing the urethra. The result is symptoms of either obstruction or irritability of the lower urinary tract. Patients may experience a decrease in their force of stream, waking up at night to urinate, frequency of urina...
Hi, I’m 22 years old and was diagnosed with prostate enlargement over a year ago. My symptoms I have had for over two years though. I have problems urinating, stopping and going, pain while going, I go like 5 times a night and I go all day long. Also my biggest problem is that while I am having intercourse I have pain at the end of my penis every time. It feels like it is so sensitive that I have to stop and it hurts. The tip of my penis only hurts when I have an erection and having intercourse. My doctors just give me medications but nothing has helped. I really need some help or information. Thank you. Prostatic enlargement is usually an entity that is found on older men. If the symptoms were short lived, it may have been that your prostate was “inflamed”, which could be misinterpreted as being enlargement of the prostate. Since the symptoms have been present for over 2 years, other things need to be considered such as bladder neck obstruction, dysfunctional voiding or some anato...
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