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What is the best treatment for prostrate enlargement?

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There are several treatment options for an enlarged prostate. You can take alpha-blockers such as terazosin (hytrin) or tamsulosin (flomax) to help relax the prostate and bladder muscles. You can also take dutasteride (avodart) or finasteride (proscar), a different kind of medication for reducing bph symptoms if your enlarged prostate symptoms are mild and not bothersome, there's likely no need for treatment. One-third of men with mild bph find that their symptoms clear up without treatment. There are several types of minimally invasive or surgical therapies. Transurethral resection of the prostate (turp) a lighted scope is inserted into your urethra, and the surgeon removes all but the outer part of the prostate. Turp generally relieves symptoms quickly, and most men have a stronger urine flow soon after the procedure. After turp you might temporarily need a catheter to drain your bladder. Transurethral incision of the prostate (tuip) a lighted scope is inserted into your urethra, and the surgeon makes one or two small cuts in the prostate gland — making it easier for urine to pass through the urethra. This surgery might be an option if you have a small or moderately enlarged prostate gland, especially if you have health problems that make other surgeries too risky.
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