Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
BPH is a medical term for an enlarged prostate; a non-cancerous growth of the prostate that occurs as men age. About one-half of men with an enlarged prostate will need treatment.
Symptoms of BPH
- Difficulty urinating or a weak urinary stream
- Stopping and starting during urination
- Incomplete emptying of the bladder
- Frequent urination, especially at night
- Blood in urine
Treatment & Approach of BPH
Treatment depends on the severity of symptoms. If symptoms are mild, many physicians recommend watchful waiting, which means regular examinations for evaluation. Moderate symptoms may require drug treatment, while severe symptoms may require surgery.