Enlarged Prostate (cont.)
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Enlarged Prostate Follow-up
Once your doctor has given you a medical plan, you should stick to it and follow up as recommended. Sometimes men need follow-up with a urologist.
Is It Possible to Prevent an Enlarged Prostate?
There is no known way to prevent prostate enlargement. It is a common part of aging.
What Is the Prognosis of an Enlarged Prostate?
Your condition may improve, remain the same, or become worse. Serious urinary problems from prostate enlargement affect one in 10 older men. If the bladder is permanently damaged from prostate enlargement, treatment may not be as effective.
Prostate enlargement is not cancer, nor does it seem to increase your chances of developing prostate cancer. You can, however, have both prostate enlargement and prostate cancer at the same time.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/5/2016
Glenn S. Gerber, MD
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