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Enlarged Prostate Treatment
Once the diagnosis of prostate enlargement is made, your doctor may not recommend immediate treatment if symptoms are mild. Likely, one or more exams will be conducted per year to be sure that you are not developing any complications from prostate enlargement. Should your symptoms become more severe, both medical and surgical treatments are available.
Enlarged Prostate Self-Care at Home
Some precautions can help to avoid worsening of symptoms of prostate enlargement and complications.
Do not delay urination once you experience an urge. Urinate as soon as you feel the urge, and empty the bladder completely.
Enlarged Prostate Medical Treatment
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Watchful waiting: This conservative and often wise program of care is used because, for many men, symptoms can lessen without treatment. On the other hand, medications should be started early for moderate symptoms. Also, if there are complications or if symptoms are severe, your doctor may recommend surgery. For most men, the decision to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate is based on the patient's desire to improve his quality of life.
Enlarged Prostate Medications
Several types of medications have been approved for treatment of prostate enlargement. Men with severe symptoms may require treatment with a combination of these medications:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/5/2016
Glenn S. Gerber, MD
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