check-ups to evaluate condition.
BPH treatment side effects.
relief of BPH symptoms.
are taken orally every day.
Blockers relax the muscle of the prostate and bladder neck.
Reductase Inhibitors prevent conversion of testosterone
lifelong use of medication.
may decrease over time, potentially resulting in the need
effects: reduced libido, impotence, breast tenderness and
enlargement and reduced sperm count.
- A tiny,
springlike device is inserted into the urethra to increase
patients with significant medical problems that prohibit
medication or surgery.
incontinence, dislodgement of stent position, stone formation
on the stent with blockage and difficulty removing the stent.
Vaporization of the Prostate:
- A minimally
invasive procedure that uses a special high-energy laser
to vaporize excess prostate tissue and seal the treated
symptom relief and dramatic flow rate improvements - the
long-lasting results of more aggressive surgery.
is extremely fast. Takes between 10 and 30 minutes to perform.
patients do not require a catheter.
minimally invasive, virtually blood-free, little or no side-effects.
rectal thermal monitoring device needed.
are advised to avoid strenuous exercise for two weeks following
insertion of an endoscope into the urethra (though various
anesthetic options can be used, from local to general, to
insure patient's comfort).
- A non-surgical
treatment that sends computer-regulated microwaves through
a catheter to heat selected portions of the prostate.
heat destroys enlarged prostate tissue.
water is circulated inside the catheter to protect the urethra.
the procedure takes about an hour and is performed on an
outcomes have virtually matched conventional surgical interventions
and surpassed medical management.
not cause incontinence or impotence.
patients resume normal activity immediately after treatment.
complications include urinary retention and mild-to-moderate
frequency, urgency, and straining.
complications resolve without intervention during the healing
inserts instrument through urethra in the penis to remove
excess prostate tissue one piece at a time using electricity.
procedure lasting 30 to 60 minutes.
surgical procedure for BPH.
risk of impotence and retrograde ejaculation.
to 30% of patients experience problems with sexual function
stay of 1 – 3 days typically required.
is anesthetized, surgeon makes an incision in the back or
perineum and removes the prostate.
reserved for when prostate is very large or when transurethral
procedures are not possible.
complications include incontinence and impotence.
continence and involuntary passing of urine while asleep
and ejaculatory dysfunction may occur.