Prostate enlargement happens commonly in men as they get older. Enlarge prostate also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) happens when the gland has grown bigger.
Symptoms that are present may include :
- Weak urine flow
- Difficulty starting urination
- Urgency to urinate
- Frequent urination
- Dribbling of urine, especially after urinating
- A feeling of incomplete bladder emptying
A physical exam may be required and this physical includes a digital rectal examination (DRE), where a gloved, lubricated finger is inserted into the rectum.The rectal exam allows your doctor to estimate the size and consistency of the prostate.
The gold standard treatment for enlarged prostate is
- Transurethral Resection of Prostate (TURP)
- REZUM™ (Steam Ablation Of Prostate)
Resectoscope is a telescope with a loop resector. Resectoscope is inserted into the urethral until the inner surface of prostate is seen. The overgrown part of prostate is resected into small pierces to create a good lumen for passage of urine. TURP reduces pressure on the urethra and generally gives relief from symptoms.
This is a new endoscopic technology in treating prostate enlargement. Endoscope will be inserted through the urethral to visualize the prostate; needle pricks into the prostate and release water vapor into prostate tissue. Heat energy from the water vapor will cause the death of prostate cell and hence shrinking of the prostate.
This treatment is safe, fast, atraumatic (designed to minimize tissue damage, not causing injury or trauma) and no risk of bleeding.
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