Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Benign prostatic hyperplasia is also called prostate gland enlargement. It is a common condition as men get older. The prostate gland first grows in early puberty, doubling in size. Once a man turns about 25 years old, the prostate starts growing again and continues for the remainder of his life. BPH occurs when this growth is large enough to cause problems.
One of the most common symptoms of BPH finding it hard to pass urine. If your BPH is severe enough, you may not be able to pass urine at all. This is an emergency situation and must be treated immediately. Other symptoms include:
- feeling like your bladder is still full even after urinating,
- needing to urinate more often,
- stopping and starting to urinate,
- a weak stream, straining to urinate,
- needing to urinate several times during the night
If you have any of these symptoms or a combination of symptoms, consider coming in to see Dr. Chhikara.
How we can help
Austin Urological Associates can help people with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). Man men suffer from BPH. Effective treatment is available. At Austin Urological Associates, we screen patients to determine the cause of the BPH and offer treatments that will help them get back to normal everyday life. Contact us for an appointment at (512) 476-6060
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