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What is BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)?

Do You Have an Enlarged Prostate?

Urology Health Solutions specializes in treating BPH, which causes an enlarged prostate. As the prostate glands grow, the urethra, which allows urine to exit your bladder, may become pinched from the additional pressure placed on your urethra. BPH can make a normal function, like the need and ability to urinate, complicated.

By working with a qualified urologist, you can determine if the pain and symptoms you’re experiencing are caused by BPH. You may have BPH if you’re experiencing one or more of the following:

  • Pain
  • Burning
  • Weak streams
  • Dribbling
  • Leaking
  • Straining
  • Sudden urgency or other problems with urination

Symptoms vary in type and intensity. If you are concerned about the symptoms you are experiencing and are ready to learn about your available options, it’s time to talk to Urology Health Solutions in Orlando, Florida.

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Questions Frequently Asked About BPH

How can a doctor detect an enlarged prostate?

Doctors usually detect an enlarged prostate by performing a rectal exam.1 The exam will give your doctor a general idea of the size and condition of your prostate gland. Your doctor may also may examine the urethra using a cytoscope.

What can happen to your bladder as a result of BPH symptoms?

BPH may cause your bladder to strengthen, with the muscle becoming stronger, thicker and overly sensitive. This causes an increased and frequent need to urinate, but will only results in small, often painful streams. Eventually, the urethra narrows so much it does not alllow urine to pass, and the urine becomes trapped in the bladder.

What is the main cause of inflammation of the bladder?

Prostatis (inflammation of the bladder) is most often caused by some of the same bacteria that cause bladder infections. Symptoms of prostatitis can include fever, chills, shakes, urgency and frequency of urination, and painful urination.1

There is only one way to treat BPH - and that is painful surgery. True or False?

False. There are several options for treating BPH. Men who are not bothered by their symptoms often choose the "watch and wait" method - no treatment but schedule regular checkups and wait to see whether or not their symptoms worsen. Urolift, an innovative and effective treatment for BPH is also an option. Selection of the right BPH treatment option for you will depend on your individual health conditions and preferences. Your Urologist can help you make the best decision for your lifestyle.

When does prostate enlargement usually begin?

Usually, benign prostatic hyperplasia rarely causes symptoms before age 40, and the occurrence and symptoms increase with age. BPH affects about 50% of men between the ages of 51 and 60 and up to 90% of men older than 80. 2

References:

  1. https://www.medicinenet.com/enlarged_prostate_bph_quiz/faq.htm
  2. https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/urologic-diseases/prostate-problems/prostate-enlargement-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia

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