Our team of urological experts offer precision-driven diagnosis, preventive measures and treatment protocols for enlarged prostate. The Department of Urology functions with a compassionate approach keeping your privacy and comfort as the topmost priority. Our team provides end-to-end care to ensure that your prostate problems are resolved fully without any long-term implications.
Enlarged prostate or prostate enlargement is medically referred to as benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). It is a highly prevalent condition, especially in older men. The prostate gland is found only in men and sits right beneath the bladder. It is responsible for the production of seminal fluid (the fluid that transports sperms). Usually, the prostate gland is similar to the size of a chestnut.
Enlarged prostate is a condition in which the prostate gland begins to grow abnormally large in size. Prostate enlargement majorly affects a man’s urinary function. If left untreated, BPH can cause complications like urinary tract infections and urinary retention.
When the prostate gland becomes large in size, it puts abnormal pressure on the bladder and urethra. Hence, it usually causes urinary symptoms that include:
- Difficulty in starting urination
- Increased urge to urinate
- Difficulty in emptying the bladder
The symptoms of an enlarged prostate affect every man differently. In some men, these symptoms may go unnoticed while in others, these symptoms can affect their quality of life.
Prostate enlargement mostly affects men after the age of 50 years. The exact cause behind this condition is yet unknown to medical science.
However, it is believed that hormonal changes that occur in men due to ageing may be a factor for causing BPH.
- Digital rectal exam
- Urine test
- Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test
- Blood test
- Postvoid residual volume test
- Transrectal ultrasound
- Urodynamic and pressure-flow studies
- Prostate biopsy
Your treatment protocol will depend upon the size of your prostate, age, overall health and the extremity of your symptoms. Listed below are some common options to treat enlarged prostate:
Medication: Specific medications are offered to shrink the size of the prostate to its original size and to prevent your hormones to further advance prostate growth.
TURP: TURP stands for Transurethral resection of the prostate. In this procedure, a lighted scope is used to remove the outer growth of the prostate.
LASER treatment: LASER-assisted treatment involves the use of the high-energy laser to remove the extra growth of tissues on the prostate.
Open surgery: An open surgery is a traditional procedure in which your surgeon makes a large incision in your lower abdomen to access your prostate and remove excessive tissues.
Along with the above-given treatment methods, your healthcare provider will give you personalised guidance on your lifestyle habits for a faster recovery.
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There are various treatment methods for enlarged prostate. Your best-suited method will depend on factors such as the size of your prostate gland, your age and your overall health.
Normally a prostate is of the size of a chestnut. However, enlarged prostate size differs in men to men. The prostate gland can grow upto 4-5 times its original size.
No, an enlarged prostate cannot be cured but it can be an effective treatment without any recurrence.
There is no exact cause of the prostate enlargement, however, hormonal changes are said to be the primary reason behind this condition.