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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. 5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitors for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

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

  3. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) - Treatment Overview

    Treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) focuses on reducing your symptoms; BPH cannot be cured.

  4. Infected Prostate Stones - 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 ...

  5. Rye Grass Pollen Extract - Topic Overview

    What is rye grass pollen extract?Rye grass pollen extract comes from the pollen of rye grass (Secale cereale). Rye grass pollen extract may affect the male hormone testosterone, relax the muscles of the tube that urine flows through (urethra), and increase how well the bladder can force urine out. All of these may reduce symptoms of an enlarged prostate, such as dribbling after urinating or ...

  6. Should I use medication or watchful waiting to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)?

    If your benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is causing lower urinary tract symptoms,options include watchful waiting,medicine,and surgery. Generally,watchful waiting or medicines are considered first,and then surgery. This Decision Point focuses on deciding between watchful waiting and medicines. Consider the following when making your decision: If you have acute urinary retention (AUR,a ...

  7. Should I have surgery or take medication to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)?

    This information will help you understand your choices, whether you share in the decision - making process or rely on your doctor's recommendation.Key points in making your decisionIf your benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is causing lower urinary tract symptoms, options include watchful waiting, medication, and surgery. Generally, watchful waiting or medications are considered first, and then ..

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