Enlarged Prostate Treatment Overview
It’s common for men over the age of 50 to oftentimes feel the sudden urge to urinate, or even sometimes a difficulty in urinating. These problems are often related to an enlarged prostate. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate, is a benign (noncancerous) enlargement of the prostate that blocks the flow of urine through the urethra. The prostate cells gradually multiply, creating an enlargement that puts pressure on the urethra and causes urination to become difficult. Dr. Mark Allen provides enlarged prostate treatment options in his Plano, Frisco and Dallas, Texas urology office.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Symptoms:
- A weak or slow urinary stream
- A feeling of incomplete bladder emptying
- Difficulty starting urination
- Frequent urination
- Urgency to urinate
- Getting up frequently at night to urinate
- A urinary stream that starts and stops
- Straining to urinate
- Continued dribbling of urine
- Returning to urinate again minutes after finishing
While an enlarged prostate is not life-threatening, it is important to be diagnosed as early as possible. If some of these benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) symptoms and problems are not checked, they could become bigger and more serious issues. Since an enlarged prostate squeezes the urethra, the bladder will have a harder time emptying and might lead to higher risks of developing urinary tract infections. Other more serious problems can also develop over time if you do not seek enlarged prostate treatment.
For more information on benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or to discuss enlarged prostate treatment options, please contact the Plano, Frisco and Dallas, Texas urology office of Dr. Mark Allen.