Misdiagnosis of Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Diseases for which Benign prostatic hyperplasia may be an alternative diagnosis
The other diseases for which Benign prostatic hyperplasia
is listed as a possible alternative
diagnosis in their lists include:
Discussion of diagnosis/misdiagnosis of Benign prostatic hyperplasia:
Although some of the signs of BPH and prostate cancer are the same,
having BPH does not seem to increase the chances of getting prostate
cancer. Nevertheless, a man who has BPH may have undetected prostate
cancer at the same time or may develop prostate cancer in the future. For
this reason, the National Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society
recommend that all men over 40 have a rectal exam once a year to screen
for prostate cancer.
After BPH surgery, the tissue removed is routinely checked for hidden
cancer cells. In about 1 out of 10 cases, some cancer tissue is found, but
often it is limited to a few cells of a nonaggressive type of cancer, and
no treatment is needed.
(Source: excerpt from Prostate Enlargement Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: NIDDK)
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When checking for a misdiagnosis of Benign prostatic hyperplasia
or confirming a diagnosis of Benign prostatic hyperplasia,
it is useful to consider what other
medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative
conditions relevant to diagnosis.
These alternate diagnoses of Benign prostatic hyperplasia may already have
been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible
alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Benign prostatic hyperplasia.
For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases,
see Overview of Misdiagnosis.
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