Enlargement of the prostate called benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) or Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy in medical terms, is- noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland that blocks the flow of urine through the urethra. It occurs when the cells of the prostate gland begin to multiply. It is common in men over 50.
Family history of prostate problems
Incomplete bladder emptying
Dribbling at the end of your urinary stream
Incontinence, or leakage of urine
Straining when urinating
A weak urinary stream
A slowed or delayed urinary stream
Blood in the urine
The FirstCure Heath doctor will do a physical exam and ask about medical and family history of enlarged prostate. The physical exam includes a rectal examination that allows the doctor to estimate the size and shape of your prostate. Other tests can include:
Urinalysis. Your urine is checked for blood and bacteria. Urodynamic test. Your bladder is filled with liquid via a catheter to measure your bladder’s pressure during urination.
Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. This blood test checks for cancer of the prostate.
Post-void residual. This tests the amount of urine left in your bladder after urination.
Cystoscopy. This is the examination of your urethra and bladder with a tiny lighted scope that’s inserted into your urethra to be able to see the images of the complete urinary system.
There are different types of surgical procedures that can help treat Enlarged prostate. Generally outpatient procedures which are noninvasive or minimally invasive are preferred but depending on the condition of the patient more invasive procedures can also be recommended.
The Outpatient procedures ( noninvasive or minimally invasive ) are:
Transurethral needle ablation (TUNA):. Radio waves are used to scar and shrink prostate tissue.
Transurethral microwave therapy (TUMT):. Microwave energy is used to eliminate prostate tissue.
Transurethral water vapor therapy (Rezūm):. Water vapor is used to destroy excess prostate tissue.
Water-induced thermotherapy (WIT):. Heated water is used to destroy excess prostate tissue.
High-intensity focused ultrasonography (HIFU):. Sonic energy is used to eliminate excess prostate tissue.
Urolift:. The enlarged prostate is surgically lifted with the help of implants so that it doesn’t block the urethra.
The Inpatient procedures include:
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). The doctor inserts a small instrument through the tip of the penis into the tube that carries urine from the bladder (your urethra) to see the into the prostate tissue. The prostate is then removed piece by piece. Being a minimal invasive procedure, the hospitalization is only for 2 to 3 days. This is usually a recommended approach as being minimally invasive, it ensures minimum cuts, minimal blood loss, least pain, quick recovery and good cosmetic outcomes. Simple prostatectomy. The doctor makes an incision in abdomen from just below the belly button to just above the pubic boneor perineum or the cut may be made horizontally in that areas, which is the area behind your scrotum. The inner part of your prostate is removed, leaving the outer part. After this procedure, the patient may have to stay in the hospital for up to 10 days.
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