Enlarged prostate: Introduction
Enlargement of the prostate gland occurs with age in men.
The most common cause is Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (an annoying and treatable,
but not usually dangerous condition),
but care must be taken to rule out prostate cancer,
which is also possible. ...more »
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Treatments for Enlarged prostate
- See treatment of Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
- See treatment of prostate cancer
- Patients with mild symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia or moderate-to-severe symptoms who are not bothered by their symptoms and are not manifesting secondary signs of complications of BPH should be managed with a strategy of watchful waiting
- Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) has long been accepted as the criterion standard for relieving bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) secondary to BPH
- Medications- finasteride, Dutasteride
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Prostate Enlargement Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: NIDDK (Excerpt)
It is common for the prostate gland to become enlarged as a man ages.
Doctors call the condition benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or benign
Normal urine flow.
Urine flow with BPH.
As a man matures, the prostate goes through two main periods of growth.
The first occurs early in puberty, when the prostate doubles in size. At
around age 25, the gland begins to grow again. This second growth phase
often results, years later, in BPH.
(Source: excerpt from Prostate Enlargement Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: NIDDK)
Your Urinary System and How It Works: NIDDK (Excerpt)
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition in men that
affects the prostate gland, which is part of the male reproductive
system. The prostate is located at the bottom of the bladder and surrounds
the urethra. BPH is an enlargement of the prostate gland that can
interfere with urinary function in older men. (Source: excerpt from Your Urinary System and How It Works: NIDDK)
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