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  1. Interactive Tool: How Bad Are Your Urinary Symptoms From Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)? - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I have surgery or take medication to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)? Should I use medication or watchful waiting to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)? Interactive tools are designed to help

  2. Interactive Tool: How Bad Are Your Urinary Symptoms From Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)? - What does this tool do?

    Click here if you want to find out how bad your urinary symptoms are. This tool asks about your urinary symptoms from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and gives you a score based on how severe your symptoms are. BPH is an enlarged prostate gland. As the prostate gets bigger,it may cause problems urinating. Your score on this tool may help you think about if and how you want to treat the ...

  3. Open Prostatectomy for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    Open prostatectomy for benign prostatic hyperplasia is the surgical removal of an enlarged, noncancerous prostate.

  4. Enlarged Prostate: Herbal Therapy - Topic Overview

    Herbal supplements that may be used to relieve symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) include saw palmetto,beta-sitosterol,Pygeum africanum,and Cernilton. In general,the trials using these substances have been short,and self-improvement scores can be biased. Different preparations are available for each substance,and they are not always equivalent. So the results cannot be ...

  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. 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.

  7. Alpha-Blockers for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    Drug details for Alpha-blockers for benign prostatic hyperplasia.

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitors for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

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

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