What is an Enlarged Prostate?
As a man ages, his prostate (the tube that carries urine from the bladder out through the penis) may become larger and start to cause frequent or painful urination.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common urological condition caused by the non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland in aging men.
BPH is very common, affecting fifty percent of men over the age of 50 and up to 90 percent of men age 80 or older.
How is an Enlarged Prostate Diagnosed?
Evaluation with our urologists will include a physical exam, a urinalysis test, and a thorough medical history.
Cystoscopy allows the urologist to look directly in the urethra and/or bladder using a small flexible scope.
Treatment options include pharmaceutical options and other possibilities.
If You Have These Symptoms
If you are experiencing frequent or painful urination, talk to your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Contact us to talk to our experienced urologists, who can help answer your questions.