Treatment if the condition gets worse
If any of the following occur, you will probably need
benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH):
- You cannot urinate.
- Your BPH is causing repeated
urinary tract infections,
bladder stones, or bladder damage.
have blood in your urine that is not getting better and is causing other problems such as clots that make it hard to urinate.
- You have
- You continue to have symptoms that bother you, even with medicine or other treatments.
- Enlarged Prostate: Should I Have Surgery?
What to think about
Unless surgery is required
because of a
complication, choosing a treatment is largely up to
you and your doctor. If complications arise, surgery may be needed.
The extent to which treatment improves your symptoms depends partly on
how bad your symptoms are and how much you are bothered by them. If you are not
bothered by your symptoms before treatment, you are less likely to notice much
improvement after treatment.
Surgery offers the best chance for
improving the symptoms but also has the risk of causing other problems.