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Prostate Treatment

What is BPH?

BPH is a condition that affects many men as they age. Your prostate is part of your reproductive system, and its primary job is to make the fluid that carries your sperm during ejaculation.

Your prostate goes through two periods of growth, the first coming during puberty. At about age 25, the prostate starts to grow again and keeps growing for life. As the prostate enlarges it may press on your urethra, which can impair urination and lead to issues with your bladder.

Enlarged Prostate_BPH

What are the symptoms of BPH?

Common symptoms of BPH include:

  • Weak urine stream
  • Frequent starting and stopping of the urine stream
  • Dribbling urine
  • Frequent urination and increase in urgency
  • Increase in urination at night
  • Feeling as though you can’t empty your bladder

Some men may also experience an increase in urinary tract infections, blood in the urine, or an inability to urinate.

What treatments are available for BPH?

A number of treatment options are available for BPH. Your doctor will determine the best option based on your age, the size of your prostate, your health status, and the severity of your symptoms.

Treatment options include:

  • Medication
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
  • Transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP)
  • Prostatectomy or prostate lift
  • Embolization
  • Rezūm Water Vapor Therapy

If you feel that you may be experiencing the symptoms of BPH call the office to book an appointment.

Our mission is to provide urological care that is clinically wise, surgically skilled, and technologically advanced while maintaining a warm, trustworthy relationship with each of our patients.

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