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How is BPH treated
How is BPH treated
Several treatments are available. You'll have to work with your doctor to find the one that's best for you.
Watchful waiting. If your symptoms don't bother you too much, you may choose to live with them rather than take pills every day or have surgery. But you should have regular checkups to make sure your condition isn't getting worse. With watchful waiting, you can be ready to choose a treatment as soon as you need it.
Medicines. In recent years, scientists have developed several medicines to shrink or relax the prostate to keep it from blocking the bladder opening.
Nonsurgical procedures. A number of devices have been developed to remove parts of the prostate. These procedures can usually be done in a clinic or hospital without an overnight stay. The procedures are transurethral, which means the doctor reaches the area by going through the urethra. The doctor's devices use thin tubes inserted through the urethra to deliver controlled heat to small areas of the prostate. A gel may be applied to the urethra to prevent pain or discomfort. You won't need general drugs that make you go to sleep. These procedures are called transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT) and transurethral needle ablation (TUNA).
In TUMT, microwaves heat part of the prostate.
Surgical treatment. Surgery to remove a piece of the prostate can be done through the urethra or in open surgery, which requires cutting through the skin above the base of the penis. Your doctor may recommend open surgery if your prostate is especially large. The most common surgery is called transurethral resection of the prostate, or TURP. In TURP, the surgeon inserts a thin tube up the urethra and cuts away pieces of the prostate with a wire loop under direct vision through a cystoscope. TURP and open surgery both require general anesthesia and a stay in the hospital.
|What is the Prostate||What test will my Doctor order|
|What are Prostate problems||How is BPH treated|
|What is Prostatitis||Is TURP the same as removing the Prostate|
|Is BPH a serious disease|
|Is BPH a sign of cancer||Prostate Problem Glossary|
Influenza Symptoms/The Flu
|Influenza Symptoms||Be Aware of Common Flu Symptoms||Diagnosing The Flu|
|Know The Risk From The Flu||People May Have Different Reactions from the Flu||Know How The Flu Spreads|
|Best Protection Against The Flu||The Flu Shot||The Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine|
|Related Information||What Is The Flu Shot||Who Should Get The Flu Shot|
|People At High Risk From Complications from the Flu||People Who Live With Or Care For Those At High Risk From Complications From Flu||Use of the Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine|
|Who Should Get The Flu Shot||How Effective Is The Flu Shot||What Are The Risk From Getting The Flu Shot|
|What Is Liposuction?||Who Performs Liposuction?||How Can I Find The Right Doctor?|
|What Does The FDA Regulate||What Are The Risk Associated With Liposuction?||Liposuction Glossary|
METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (MRSA)
|What Is MRSA||Who Is Susceptible To MRSA Infection||What Are The Symptoms of MRSA|
|Can MRSA Be Treated||How Long Does MRSA Infections Last||Where Is MRSA Found and How Does It Spread|
|How Is The Transmission of MRSA Prevented||Hand Washing||Masking|
|Gowning||Patient Care Equipment||Handling of Laundry|
What Is Mesothelioma
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