Monthly Archives: May 2014
We recently had a patient, who had prostate surgery 23 years ago and is once again experiencing BPH symptoms, ask if he is a candidate for an in-office procedure. Our reply: No procedure for BPH or Enlarged Prostate can guarantee complete resolution of symptoms for life. As such, there are times when patients need to consider their options for re-treatment if or when the symptoms of BPH do eventually return.
Over the course of a man’s lifetime there is a very good chance that they will develop the symptoms of an enlarged prostate or BPH. These symptoms can disrupt daily life and include waking up to urinate at night (nocturia), urgency and frequency of urination, and retention of urine in the bladder—a constant feeling of needing to urinate. While we don’t know the cause of prostatic tissue enlargement, we do know that age is by far the greatest risk factor. … Continue reading
One of the most expressed concerns by patients considering an in-office BPH treatment is whether they will feel any pain during or after the procedure. After all, the prostate is located in a very sensitive area of the body. While most patients report feeling minimal discomfort or pain during treatment and for a few days afterward, every patient is different. The urologist performing the procedure will have oral pain medication and local anesthetic available to patients who are particularly sensitive. … Continue reading