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  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Prostate Problems (Enlarged Prostate & Prostate Cancer)
  • Urinary Track & Kidney Stones Removal

What is enlarged prostate?

      A man's prostate gland usually starts to enlarge after he reaches 40 years of age. This condition is called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This is considered a natural process of aging, and attempts to stop or reverse it so far have been unsuccessful.

      Prostate is a small gland that is part of the male reproductive system. It rests below your bladder and in front of you rectum. It surrounds part of the urethra which is the tube in your penis that carries pee from your bladder.

 

What Are Enlarged Prostate Symptoms and Signs?

     Many Men with an enlarged prostate have so symptoms or signs. If symptoms are present, they commonly include

  • a weak stream of urine.
  • difficulty starting urination;
  • dribbling of urine, especially after urinating;
  • a sense of not fully emptying the bladder;
  • leaking of urine;
  • more frequent urination and a strong and sudden desire to urinate, especially at night
  • blood in the urine

What are the treatment options for enlarged prostate?

Prostate Tests

     Your doctor can use a variety of tests to check on the condition of your prostate. A few of them include:

  1. -Digital rectal examination
  2. -Prostate specific antigen test
  3. -Ultrasound
  4. -Prostate biopsy

Medications: Common treatments for BPH are alpha-blockers

Surgery: A common operation for treatment of prostate enlargement is transurethral resection of the prostate(TURP)

 

Screening for Cancer

         Screening for prostate cancer is also necessary

  1. -at age 50 for men with an average chance for prostate cancer
  2. -at age 40 for men who have more than 1 first-degree relative (father, brother, or son) diagnosed with prostate cancer at an early age
  3. -a routine interval of 2 years or more may be prefrred over yearly tests in those men who have decided on screening

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