The enlarged prostate symptoms and signs can be divided into obstructive and irritative complaints. Obstructive symptoms include hesitancy, decreased force and caliber of stream, sensation of incomplete bladder emptying, double voiding (urinating a second time within 2 h of the previous void), straining to urinate, and post-void dribbling. Irritative enlarged prostate symptoms include urgency, frequency, and nocturia.
Here are some of the bph symptoms. Depending on your age, having some of these symptoms…»»Read more: Signs and Symptoms Enlarged Prostate (BPH Symptoms)
False Positive and False Negative PSA
PSA is indeed a great biomarker for any kind of cancer, but it is not perfect. There are other reasons why prostate PSA test results may be high and in these cases it gives a false indication of cancer; just as there are causes…»»Read more: PSA Test Result Interpretation (PSA Levels reading)
DRE & Enlarged prostate
If bph symptoms occur, a physical examination- DRE (Digital Rectal Exam)- is performed followed by a neurologic examination. The size and consistency of the prostate gland are noted. BPH is usually felt like a smooth, firm, elastic enlargement of the prostate. If Induration is detected during the DRE, the physician should realize the possibility of cancer and request further evaluation (prostate-specific antigen test [PSA], transrectal ultrasound, biopsy).
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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Treatment options
Here’s a list of treatment options for enlarged prostate, or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH):
- Alternative treatments (try these first, only if the condition is not extreme)
- Herbal remedies
- Watchful waiting
- Medications (e.g., alpha blockers)
- Prostatic stents
- Minimally invasive treatments (thermotherapy)
- Microwave (e.g., TUMT)
- Laser (e.g., non-contact, contact, interstitial types)
- Other thermotherapies (e.g., Prostiva™ RF therapy [previously known as TUNA])
- Surgical treatments (this should always be the…
BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or Enlarged Prostate) is the benign growth of the prostate gland, generally originating in the periureteral and transition zones, with subsequent obstructive and irritative voiding symptoms. In other words, it is a benign condition in which an overgrowth of prostate tissue pushes against the prostatic urethra and the bladder, blocking the release of urine.
It is said to affect more than half of man over 60. Unfortunately, as…»»Read more: BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or Enlarged Prostate)
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate that restricts the flow of urine from the bladder.
- BPH is the most common disorder of the prostate gland and is the most common diagnosis by urologists for male patients age 45-74.
- 60% of men over age 60 have BPH.
- Half of all men in their 50s and 80 percent in their 80s, have some symptoms of BPH.
- Approximately 8.4 million men…
Risk factors for the dtraevelopment of BPH are poorly understood. Some studies have suggested racial differences while others have noted genetic predisposition. Approximately 50% of men under the age of 60 who undergo surgery for BPH may have a heritable form of the disease. This form is most likely a dominant trait, and first-degree male relatives of such patients carry an increased relative risk of approximately 4 times.
There are no clear…»»Read more: Enlarged prostate/BPH Causes