Prostatic Enlargement

Symptoms: 

Symptoms may include:

  • Dribbling at the end of urinating
  • Inability to urinate (urinary retention)
  • Incomplete emptying of your bladder
  • Incontinence
  • Needing to urinate two or more times per night
  • Pain with urination or bloody urine (these may indicate infection)
  • Slowed or delayed start of the urinary stream
  • Straining to urinate
  • Strong and sudden urge to urinate
  • Weak urine stream
Tests to diagnose: 

Tests include  rectal exam, a urinalysis and urine culture check for a urinary tract infection, prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, post-void residual urine test (PVR), blood creatinine test, cystometrogram, ultrasound, cystoscopy

Treatment: 

Not treating may be an option (often called watchful waiting). The treatment you choose will be based on how bad your symptoms are and how much they bother you. Some medications such as Finasteride or dutasteride, Alpha blockers, prazosin, indoramin, tamsulosin, alfuzosin,doxazosin and terazosin are prescribed. Surgery procedures include Trans-urethral resection of the prostate (TURP) and Open prostatectomy.

For more information visit the following websites

http://americanprostatesociety.com/

http://www.pcf.org/