What is prostate enlargement?


Prostate enlargement is also known as Benign Prosthetic Hyperplasia(BPH)is a condition when the prostate gland starts growing and becoming bigger. Prostate enlargement is a non-cancerous disease. Prostate Enlargement is an andrology disease that occurs only in men.
It has been said that every man in their life will suffer from an enlarged prostate. The main function of the prostate gland is to produce fluids that carry sperm during ejection.

Symptoms of prostate enlargement

The symptoms of prostate enlargement vary from person to person. The symptoms of prostate enlargement get worse over time if left untreated. If you experience the following signs and symptoms, you might be at high risk of Benign prosthetic hyperplasia BPH.
» You are having urgent need of urination
» Frequent urination at night
» Difficulty in emptying the bladder
» Blood in urine
» You have a urine stream that starts and stop
» You have a weak urine stream
» You suffer from a urinary tract infection
» You have difficulty while starting urination

Causes of Prostate Enlargement

Prostate enlargement happens to people for a variety of reasons. Following are the causes of prostate enlargement:
» Kidney stone
» Inflammation of prostate
» Bladder stone
» Urinary tract infection
» Bladder cancer
» Scarring in bladder
» Narrowing of urethra(Urethroplasty)
» Prostate cancer

Diagnosis of Prostate Enlargement

Stages of Pastrate Enlargement

Diagnosis of prostate enlargement is done in 3 stages. Let’s see them one by one...

Basic tests

Some basic tests that are performed to diagnose prostate enlargement.
» Blood test
» Urine test
» Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test

Additional tests

After the basic tests result your doctor may do additional tests to confirm that you are having an enlarged prostate or not. The following are some of the additional tests that may require to confirm prostate enlargement
» 24-hour voiding diary
» Urine flow test
» Postvoid residual volume test

Tests for more complex conditions

Additional tests results will confirm the prostate enlargement and also tell the condition of the prostate gland. If the test shows a complex condition then further test may be required.
The following are the tests that are performed for the complex condition of prostate enlargement.
» Cystoscopy
» Transrectal ultrasound
» Urodynamic & pressure flow test
» Prostate biopsy

Possible Treatment for Prostate Enlargement

Immediate treatment of prostate enlargement should be administered as an untreated prostate enlargement can raise many other diseases such as urinary tract infection, bladder disease, etc. Treatments available to cure the prostate enlargement to a patient are as follows:-

Medication

Your urologist may provide you with certain medicine to cure prostate enlargement. The medicine can help cure the initial phase of an enlarged prostate.

Prostate Surgery and other options

Your urologist may suggest Prostate surgery if you have complex or severe prostate enlargement. The following are the surgery options that are available to treat prostate enlargement.

Open Prostatectomy

Open prostatectomy is done to remove the prostate gland of patients who have an enlarged prostate over a certain size.

Cystoplasty

A cystoplasty involves attaching a piece of intestine tissue to the bladder wall to enlarge the bladder. This procedure is helpful for men whose bladder muscles contract before their bladder is full.

Transurethral Resection of the prostate

In transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) prostate gland is removed with the use of a resectoscope

Prostate artery embolization

In prostate artery embolization a catheter is inserted into the artery.

Implanted sacral nerve root stimulation

In Implanted sacral nerve root stimulation an electronic device is implanted. An implanted electrical device transmits bursts of electrical pulses to your bladder and urinary system to help control urination.

Prostatic urethral lift (PUL) implants

A prostatic urethral lift implant is done to prevent obstruction of the urethra, surgeons insert implants that keep the enlarged prostate away from the urethra.

Botulinum toxin

Botulinum toxins are injected into your bladder walls during this procedure. The injections can help men whose bladder muscles contract before their bladder is full.

Urinary diversion

By using urinary diversion, your kidneys and bladder can be linked directly externally, so urine can be flowed without going into your bladder.

Lifestyle changes

Lifestyle changes can also help a patient to cure prostate enlargement. Here are some of the tips that a person should follow if suffering from prostate enlargement.
» Drink less fluid after evening
» Eat healthy food
» Say no to alcohol and caffeine
» Take your medicines on time

Why choose Dr Ankit Kayal for the treatment of Prostate Enlargement?

If you are looking for the enlarged prostate treatment in Jaipur then your search ends here.Dr. Ankit Kayal is one of the esteemed names among the most expert urologists in Jaipur. He has completed his education from:

» MBBS from SMS Medical College, Jaipur( Rajasthan)
» M.S. (Gen, Surgery)
» NRS Ass. Prof. Medical College, Kolkata
» Fellowship in Advanced Endourology & Laparoscopy, China

Apart from his excellent education background he also bagged multiple awards by World Endourology Society Summer Student Scholarship 2017, MIUC Travelling Fellowship 2017, First prize in Urology Quiz EZUSICON 2017, EZUSI for urology Trust of Orissa trainee exchange program 2017, First prize in Urology Quiz Bengal Urology Society 2017

Having such an experience of 10+ years, He can provide the right treatment with high-end care and a personalized approach. Dr Ankit has performed many successful prostate surgeries so far. He is an expert in Laser Surgeries for both stone & prostate.

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