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  1. 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.

  2. Alpha-Blockers for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    Drug details for Alpha-blockers for benign prostatic hyperplasia.

  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. Enlarged Prostate: Other Surgeries - Topic Overview

    There are many surgeries to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). But most have not been studied very much. The gold-standard surgery for BPH is transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). When these new surgeries are studied,they are compared to TURP. Other surgeries for BPH include: High-frequency focused ultrasound,in which high frequency sound waves (ultrasound) are used to kill ...

  5. Enlarged Prostate: Bathroom Tips - Topic Overview

    The following tips may make it easier to deal with your benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) symptoms. Practice "double voiding" by urinating as much as possible,relaxing for a few moments,and then urinating again. Try to relax before you urinate. Tension from worrying about your symptoms can make them worse. Anxiety may cause the smooth muscle in the prostate and the muscles at the opening ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Anabolic Steroids

    WebMD gives a detailed look at anabolic steroids, including common street names and how they are used.

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