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  1. 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 ...

  2. Enlarged Prostate: Laser Therapies - Topic Overview

    Several laser methods for treating an enlarged prostate gland ( benign prostatic hyperplasia,or BPH ) are now being used. Laser therapy uses a laser beam to remove the part of the prostate that is blocking the urethra. The procedure is done under either a general or spinal anesthetic. Most men who have laser treatment of BPH are able to leave the hospital the same or the next day. While ...

  3. Complications of Enlarged Prostate - Topic Overview

    Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) rarely has complications. When it does,they are often due to severe obstruction of the urine flow. These complications include: Complete blockage of the urethra (acute urinary retention,or AUR),which results in a complete inability to urinate. A tube called a catheter may be needed to drain urine from the bladder. Long-term,partial blockage of urine flow ...

  4. Transurethral Microwave Therapy (TUMT) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    In transurethral microwave therapy (TUMT), an instrument (called an antenna) that sends out microwave energy is inserted through the urethra to a location inside the prostate. Microwave energy is then used to heat the inside of the prostate.

  5. Transurethral Incision of the Prostate (TUIP) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    Transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP) may be done to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

  6. 5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitors for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    Drug details for 5-alpha reductase inhibitors for benign prostatic hyperplasia.

  7. Enlarged Prostate: Uroflowmetry Test - Topic Overview

    The uroflowmetry test measures the rate of urine flow during urination. Results are usually given in milliliters per second (mL/sec). This test is sometimes used to evaluate the impact benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) has on urine flow or to monitor the effect of treatment. A urine flow rate that is normal or nearly normal in a man with BPH may indicate that the bladder has become stronger ...

  8. Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    During transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), an instrument is inserted up the urethra to remove the section of the prostate that is blocking urine flow.TURP usually requires hospitalization and is done using a general or spinal anesthetic.

  9. Rectal & Colon Cancer in Men

    Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths in men. WebMD tells you what you need to know to prevent colon and rectal cancer.

  10. Intimate Partner Violence

    The term “intimate partner violence” describes physical, sexual, or psychological harm by a current or former partner or spouse. This type of violence can occur among heterosexual or same-sex couples and does not require sexual intimacy.

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