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Benign enlargement of the prostate is a common condition in which your prostate gland swells beyond normal size. It is also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia. If you have this disorder, keep in mind that it is not a cancer, although it still r[read article]

Tests for Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

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A digital rectal examination (DRE) is a simple procedure doctors use to examine the lower rectum and other internal organs. DRE is done for a number of reasons. For...  More
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Uroflowmetry, also called uroflow, is used to test the amount and speed of urination. The test can help your doctor to identify the cause if you suffer from slow ur...  More
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A prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test measures the level of PSA in a man's blood. PSA is a protein produced by the cells of the prostate, a small gland just b...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Ultrasound scans use high-frequency sound waves to capture images and video. This helps doctors view portions of the body's interior without making an incision...  More
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An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that use...  More
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There's an on-going debate within the medical community about the merits of routine screening for prostate cancer. Get the latest information and one expert'...  More
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Medical Procedures for Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

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You may suffer from problems with urination, such as a frequent and urgent need to urinate. You may get up often at night to urinate or have a very slow flow of uri...  More
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Photoselective Vaporization of the Prostate
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You may suffer from problems with urination, such as a frequent and urgent need to urinate. You may get up often at night to urinate or have a very slow flow of uri...  More
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You may suffer from problems with urination, such as a frequent and urgent need to urinate. You may get up often at night to urinate or have a very slow flow of uri...  More
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Interstitial Laser Coagulation of Prostate
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Prostate seed implantation--also called brachytherapy--has become more and more popular in recent years as a treatment option for prostate cancer, and...  More
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Heat Therapy
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Radiofrequency Ablation
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You may suffer from problems with urination, such as a frequent and urgent need to urinate. You may get up often at night to urinate or have a very slow flow of uri...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

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Transurethral Resection of Prostate (TURP)
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Surgical Removal of Prostate
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A stent is a tiny tube that is inserted into a blocked passageway. The stent keeps the passageway open. This allows the flow of blood or other fluids (depending on ...  More
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Prostate seed implantation--also called brachytherapy--has become more and more popular in recent years as a treatment option for prostate cancer, and...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

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TAMSULOSIN (tam SOO loe sin) is used to treat enlargement of the prostate gland in men, a condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH. It is not for use in...  More
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FINASTERIDE (fi NAS teer ide) is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men. This is a condition that causes you to have an enlarged prostate. This med...  More
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TERAZOSIN (ter AY zoe sin) is an antihypertensive. It works by relaxing the blood vessels. It is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men and to trea...  More
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PRAZOSIN (PRA zoe sin) is an antihypertensive. It works by relaxing the blood vessels. It is used to treat high blood pressure.  More
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DOXAZOSIN (dox AY zoe sin) is an antihypertensive. It works by relaxing the blood vessels. It is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men and to trea...  More
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DUTASTERIDE (doo TAS teer ide) is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men. This is a condition that causes you to have an enlarged prostate. This me...  More
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ALFUZOSIN (al FYOO zoe sin) is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men. This is a condition that causes you to have an enlarged prostate. This medic...  More
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SILODOSIN (SYE lo DOE sin) is used to treat enlargement of the prostate gland in men, a condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH. It is not for use in w...  More
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This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.  More
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Self Care for Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

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Kegel exercises are simple clench-and-release exercises that you can do to make the muscles of your pelvic floor stronger. Your pelvis is the area between your hips...  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy What's this?

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The Pygeum africanum (African plum) tree is a tall evergreen of the family Rosaceae found in central and southern Africa. Its bark has been used medicinally for tho...  More
Efficacy Grade B
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Saw palmetto ( Serenoa repens , Sabal serrulata ) is used popularly in Europe for symptoms associated with benign prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of the prostate...  More
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Red clover is a legume, which like soy contains phytoestrogens (plant-based chemicals that are similar to estrogen and may act in the body like estrogen or may actu...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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The African wild potato is native to South Africa. It is a bitter plant used for a wide variety of conditions including diabetes mellitus, hemorrhage, and prostate ...  More
Efficacy Grade C
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The genus name Urtica comes from the Latin verb urere meaning, to burn, because of its urticate (stinging) hairs that cover the stem and underside of the leaves. Th...  More
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