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Prostate Enlargement/BPH Health Center

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  1. Enlarged Prostate: Laser Therapies - Topic Overview

    Prostatic calculi (stones) are very common. They aren't always apparent during a rectal exam or on X-rays. Prostate stones are usually tiny-about the size of poppy seeds-and do not cause symptoms. In some men,infected prostate stones may cause recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) and make it difficult to cure bacterial prostatitis. The stones may have to be removed with surgery before ...

  2. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) - Medications

    Medications are sometimes used to help relieve bothersome, moderate to severe urination problems caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

  3. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) - Home Treatment

    If your urination problem caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is mild to moderate and does not bother you, home treatment may be all you need to help keep your symptoms from interfering with your daily activities.

  4. Enlarged Prostate: Laser Therapies - 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 ...

  5. 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.

  6. Enlarged Prostate: Laser Therapies - 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. Enlarged Prostate: Should I Take Medicine?

  7. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) - Prevention

    The urination problems caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) cannot be prevented.

  8. Enlarged Prostate: Laser Therapies - 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 ...

  9. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) - When To Call a Doctor

    Healthwise information on benign prostatic hyperplasia symptoms.

  10. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) - Symptoms

    Many men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) have no symptoms.

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