Prostate Enlargement

Benign prostate enlargement also called BPH is an Age-associated prostate gland enlargement that can cause urination difficulty. Call Doctor

OBSERVATION: Very common

OCCURENCE: More than 1.5 million cases per year (in Nigeria)

TREATMENT: Treatable by a medical professional

DIAGNOSIS: Requires a medical diagnosis

SCIENTIST TEST: Lab tests or imaging often required

BEWARE: Chronic can last for years or be lifelong

AFFECTED PERSON MAY EXPERIENCE:

Urinary: dribbling after urination, excessive urination at night, frequent urination, sense of incomplete bladder emptying, urge to urinate and leaking, or weak urinary stream
Sexual: incontinence or sexual dysfunction
NOTE: This type of prostate enlargement isn’t thought to be a precursor to prostate cancer. With this condition, the urinary stream may be weak or stop and start. In some cases, it can lead to infection, bladder stones and reduced kidney function.
TREATMENT: Treatments include medication that relaxes the bladder or shrinks the prostate, surgery and minimally invasive surgery. Consult a doctor for medical advice 
Treatment consists of supportive care and urinary retention medications i.e. Treatments include medication that relaxes the bladder or shrinks the prostate, surgery and minimally invasive surgery.
Medications: Urinary retention medication (Improves urine flow).
Sources: College of Medicine, University of Ibadan and others.

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