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Enlarged Prostate (cont.)

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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.

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