It is a non cancerous increase in size of the prostate. It involves hyperplasia of prostatic stromal and epithelial cells. The symptoms are: 1. Need to urinate frequently 2. Waking at night to urinate 3. Involuntary urination 4. Urinary hesitancy, intermittency and terminal dribbling 5. Bladder pain or pain while urinating
HOW IS BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERTROPHY DIAGNOSED?
Digital rectal examination is performed to assess the size and contour of the prostate. Also, urinalysis for all men showing lower urinary tract symptoms is recommended.
HOW IS BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERTROPHY TREATED?
The treatment for BPH involves medicines, surgery, laser, Transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP), Transurethral microwave therapy (TUMT), Transurethral needle ablation of the prostate (TUNA), High-intensity ultrasonographic energy therapy, Prostatic stents and Laparoscopic prostatectomy
DID YOU KNOW?
The prevalence of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy increases with age.