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What is BPH?BPH stands for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, also known as an enlarged prostate. It is a natural condition where the prostate gland slowly grows, causing pressure on the urethra.
Common symptoms of enlarged prostate include:
You may notice some of these symptoms, or your doctor may suspect an enlarged prostate during a routine checkup. There are several testing options available to help your doctor identify the problem and decide the best course of treatment. The most common tests include: digital rectal exam, prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test, rectal ultrasound, urine flow study, intravenous pyelogram and cystoscopy.
- Frequent urination, especially at night
- Sudden need to urinate
- Difficulty beginning urination
- Pain or burning
- Feeling that your bladder never completely empties
- Dribbling or leaking
- Weak urine stream
Once diagnosed with BPH, you and your doctor must decide on a treatment option. Sinai-Grace now offers GreenLightTM Laser Therapy. This technique results in an open channel for urine flow through, but with less risks of sexual and other side-effects common with the traditional surgical procedure.
The American Urological Association developed a simple survey to help assess the severity of your urinary symptoms. If you are experiencing urinary symptoms, please complete this survey and print a copy to take to your urologist.
For referral to a DMC Sinai-Grace urologist, call 1-888-DMC-2500 or click here.