BPH Related Conditions1,2
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition that, despite its prevalence, is not well understood. As such, it is important that patients educate themselves about the different BPH–related conditions they may be experiencing. Doing so can lead to better treatment outcomes and greater patient comfort. BPH is usually treated when it becomes symptomatic; however, the symptoms of BPH are many and varied. Below, you will find links to resources on the most common conditions that patients experience along with information on how to minimize their effects. We encourage all patients to visit their urologist or qualified physician when they experience Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) as they may be a sign of or precursors to serious medical conditions.
Click on a BPH-related condition below to learn more:
- Urge Incontinence – the sudden and uncontrollable need to urinate at any time
- Nocturia – waking up to urinate in the middle of the night
- Urinary Incontinence – not being able to hold urine until reaching a bathroom
- Urinary Hesitancy – difficulty starting urine flow
- Dysuria – pain during urination
- Urinary retention – the bladder not emptying completely after urinating
- Weak Urinary Flow
- LUTS – Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
- UTI – Urinary Tract Infections
- Bladder Stones
- Blood In Urine – Hematuria
- Bladder Decompensation
1Benign enlargement of prostate. ADAM Health Illustrated Encyclopedia. http://www.healthline.com/adamcontent/enlarged-prostate. Accessed Oct. 21, 2010.2Barry M, Roehrborn C. Management of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Annu Rev Med.1997;48:177-189.