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  1. 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 ...

  2. Interactive Tool: How Bad Are Your Urinary Symptoms From Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)? - What's next?

    BPH can be a bother,but it is usually not a serious health problem. If you are concerned about your symptoms,talk to your doctor about your options. They may include: Small changes to your lifestyle and urination habits,plus regular check-ups to make sure that the problem is not changing or getting worse. Medicines to help reduce your symptoms. Surgery to help correct the problem and ...

  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. 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. 5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitors for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

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

  7. 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 ...

  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. 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).

  10. 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 ...

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