The Reality: An enlarged prostate. According to AFUD (American Foundation for Urological Disease), over 50% of men over the age of 60 have BPH. That percentage increases with age. It can be diagnosed with a simple digital rectal exam during your annual prostate screening. This condition doesn’t mean you have cancer (though some men have both cancer and BPH). In most cases, BPH does not effect sexual activity.
What are the symptoms? There are no symptoms with some men. Others experience discomfort and/or increased frequency of urination. If the condition becomes overly bothersome and/or uncontrollable, you should give us a call.
How do we treat it? We offer two minimally-invasive treatments on an outpatient basis in our office – Indigo Interstitial Laser Therapy and Coretherm Microwave Prostate Therapy (TUMT). In other situations, we may recommend non-surgical medications/procedures or surgical options depending on the specific diagnosis.