About 50% of men between the ages of 51 and 60 have benign prostate enlargement. Though the condition is not cancerous, it causes symptoms that can interfere with your daily life. Men’s health specialist and board-certified urologist, Jaspreet Singh, DO, at Premier Medical Group offers advanced treatment options for benign prostate enlargement, including the UroLift® procedure. To schedule an evaluation, call the office in Kingston or Newburgh, New York, or click the booking button today.
Benign prostate enlargement, also known as benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), is an enlarged prostate. Your prostate makes the fluid for your semen and is found in between your bladder and penis, just in front of your rectum. Your urethra, the tube that carries urine from your bladder to your penis for excretion of waste, runs through the center of your prostate gland.
Your prostate goes through two growth spurts during your lifetime. During the first growth spurt, which occurs in puberty, your prostate doubles in size. Then, around age 25, your prostate begins a second growth spurt that continues for the rest of your life.
When your prostate enlarges, it presses on your urethra, narrowing the passageway. Your enlarged prostate also causes the wall of your bladder to thicken. The irritation to your urinary system may lead to symptoms that affect your quality of life.
The most common symptom of benign prostate enlargement is frequent urination. You may feel the urge to urinate every one to two hours, usually at night. Other symptoms include:
In extreme cases, you may not be able to urinate at all. If you experience this symptom, you need emergency medical care right away.
Dr. Singh conducts a comprehensive examination to diagnose benign prostate enlargement. During your exam, he reviews your symptoms and medical history, performs a physical exam, and runs specialized medical testing such as:
Based on the information gathered during your exam, Dr. Singh determines whether your benign prostate enlargement is mild or severe.
You have many treatment options for the management of benign prostate enlargement. Dr. Singh specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of this common condition and works closely with you to develop the most effective treatment plan. Your treatment options include:
Premier Medical Group is a Center of Excellence for the UroLift surgical intervention, which is a minimally invasive procedure that lifts and holds your prostate tissue so it doesn’t block your urethra.
Dr. Singh also offers other advanced treatment options, including GreenLight™ Laser PVP (photoselective vaporization of the prostate), which uses innovative laser technology to precisely evaporate the overgrowth of prostate tissue to alleviate symptoms.
For expert care from an experienced urologist and surgeon for your benign prostate enlargement, call Premier Medical Group or request an appointment online today.