Enlarged Prostate: Laser Therapy - Topic Overview
Several laser methods for treating an enlarged prostate gland ( benign prostatic hyperplasia,or BPH ) are now being used. Laser therapy uses a laser beam to remove the part of the prostate that is blocking the urethra. The procedure is done under either a general or spinal anesthetic. Most men who have laser treatment of BPH are able to leave the hospital the same or the next day. While ...
Enlarged Prostate: Transurethral Needle Ablation - Topic Overview
Transurethral needle ablation (TUNA) is used to treat an enlarged prostate gland ( benign prostatic hyperplasia,or BPH ) with a needle-shaped device that delivers heat to very precise areas of the prostate. The device is inserted up the urethra inside a tube (catheter) that protects other tissues from being burned. The heat destroys specific areas that are blocking the flow of urine out of the ...
Enlarged Prostate: Newer Surgeries - Topic Overview
There are many surgeries to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). But most have not been studied very much. The gold-standard surgery for BPH is transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). When these new surgeries are studied,they are compared to TURP. Other surgeries for BPH include: High-frequency focused ultrasound,in which high frequency sound waves (ultrasound) are used to kill ...
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) - When To Call a Doctor
Healthwise information on benign prostatic hyperplasia symptoms.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) - Other Treatment
Talk with your doctor about how herbal therapy may be used in addition to medical treatment for BPH.
Enlarged Prostate: Uroflowmetry Test - Topic Overview
The uroflowmetry test measures the rate of urine flow during urination. Results are usually given in milliliters per second (mL/sec). This test is sometimes used to evaluate the impact benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) has on urine flow or to monitor the effect of treatment. A urine flow rate that is normal or nearly normal in a man with BPH may indicate that the bladder has become stronger ...
Alpha-Blockers for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Drug details for Alpha-blockers for benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Open Prostatectomy for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Open prostatectomy for benign prostatic hyperplasia is the surgical removal of an enlarged, noncancerous prostate.
Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
During transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), an instrument is inserted up the urethra to remove the section of the prostate that is blocking urine flow.TURP usually requires hospitalization and is done using a general or spinal anesthetic.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) - Medications
Medications are sometimes used to help relieve bothersome, moderate to severe urination problems caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).