Enlarged Prostate or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Treatment

Learn More About Enlarged Prostate Treatment in Wisconsin

Dr. Brett A. Laven, MD discusses Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Treatments

Enlarged prostate and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) are two names for the same condition – an enlarged prostate gland. Many men will experience prostate enlargement as they age, along with the symptoms that often accompany the condition.

Most symptoms of an enlarged prostate are related to urination. Some of the more common symptoms are:

  • Difficulty getting urination started
  • The need to urinate frequently or urgently
  • Increased frequency of urination at night
  • Weak urine stream
  • Stopping and starting while urinating or dribbling at the end of urination
  • An inability to completely empty the bladder

Enlarged prostate can also cause urinary tract infections, reduced kidney function and formation of bladder stones.

Many of the symptoms of an enlarged prostate are similar to those of other urological conditions, so it’s important to see a doctor if you have any of the above symptoms. Urologists can diagnose and treat prostate enlargement – and help you get back to feeling normal again.

Treatments for enlarged prostate can range from medications to surgeries, including minimally-invasive and robotic-assisted surgeries , which offer many benefits for patients, including reduced risks, less pain, and faster recovery times.

How Do I Schedule a Consultation With a Urology Specialist?

To schedule a consultation or appointment with a urology specialist at Aurora, call one of the urology offices directly. View the list of Aurora urologists.