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Talking to Your Doctor About Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
About Treatment Options
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Last reviewed September 2013 by Adrienne Carmack, MD
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