Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) - Topic Overview
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as benign prostatic hypertrophy, is a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland that occurs in almost all men as they age.
Enlarged Prostate: Transurethral Needle Ablation - Topic Overview
Transurethral needle ablation (TUNA) is used to treat an enlarged prostate gland ( benign prostatic hyperplasia,or BPH ) with a needle-shaped device that delivers heat to very precise areas of the prostate. The device is inserted up the urethra inside a tube (catheter) that protects other tissues from being burned. The heat destroys specific areas that are blocking the flow of urine out of the ...
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) - Cause
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is probably a normal part of the aging process in men, caused by changes in hormone balance and cell - growth factors.
Chronic Prostatitis/Pelvic Pain Syndrome, Inflammatory (NIH Category IIIA) - Topic Overview
Chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome,inflammatory,is an inflammation of the prostate that causes pain in the abdomen,testicles,or tip of the penis,urination problems,and painful ejaculation. It is the most common type of prostatitis. Its cause often cannot be determined. Bacteria are usually not detected in the urine,and fever,chills,or other signs of an infection are not present. ...
Prostatitis: Pre- and Post-Massage Test - Topic Overview
The pre- and post-massage test is a simple,inexpensive test that may help diagnose the type of prostatitis you have. First,your penis will be cleaned to eliminate any bacteria,then you will give a urine sample (pre-massage sample). The doctor will ask you to stop urinating and bend over so your prostate can be massaged to collect secretions from your prostate gland. The doctor does this by ...
Prostatitis - Symptoms
Learn the symptoms of prostatitis.
Prostatitis - Medications
Learn about medications used to treat prostatitis.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) - Prevention
The urination problems caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) cannot be prevented.
Acute Prostatitis (NIH Category I) - Topic Overview
Acute prostatitis is an infection that causes severe symptoms. It is the most serious and least common type of prostatitis. Men with this illness are usually very sick,and their symptoms come on suddenly. A urine test will reveal bacteria,and using a digital rectal exam,a health professional will find the prostate to be warm,swollen,and very tender. Serious complications may develop ...
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