As men age, the prostate gland may also increase in size, a condition known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). Although the prostate gland typically grows throughout a man's life, BPH rarely causes any problems until later in life, usually after the age of 40. However, over half of men in their 60s and up to 90% in their 70s and 80s may experience some symptoms of prostate enlargement. BPH is the most common non-cancerous tumor in men, and while it does not pose a threat to life, it can significantly impact one's quality of life by causing discomfort, inconvenience, and embarrassment.
The indications of prostate enlargement can differ, but the most common ones involve changes or issues with urination, such as needing to urinate more often, getting up several times at night to urinate, the need to rush to the toilet, difficulty in starting to urinate, having a weak stream, experiencing an interrupted flow of urine, dribbling on underwear, feeling discomfort or a burning sensation when urinating, urinary incontinence, feeling that the bladder has not emptied completely, and having to strain while passing urine. These symptoms are evaluated using a symptom score, and the outcome of this score categorizes the symptoms into mild, moderate and severe. The size of the prostate does not necessarily determine the seriousness of the obstruction or symptoms. Some men with substantially enlarged glands have little obstruction and few symptoms, while others, whose glands are less enlarged, have more blockage and more significant problems.
Amar Jain Hospital offers a range of comprehensive treatments for various urological conditions. Our facilities are equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technologies to provide specialized services in urology, uro-oncology, reconstructive urology, robotic surgery, kidney transplantation, and laparoscopic andrology services, among others. We provide exceptional services such as laparoscopic urological surgery, renal transplantation, uro-oncology, reconstructive surgery of the urinary tract, and laser urological procedures.
Moreover, we have the Da Vinci XI Robotic System by Intuitive Surgical, which enables us to perform highly complex urological procedures with great precision, such as radical cystectomy, radical prostatectomy, partial nephrectomy, etc. We ensure all urological surgeries are performed laparoscopically to improve patient outcomes.
Our team of highly experienced urologists is dedicated to providing the most advanced treatments using cutting-edge technology based on international standards. They have years of experience, including international level experience and exposure, and are committed to ensuring the best possible outcomes for our patients.
After treatment for an enlarged prostate (BPH), follow-up appointments with your urologist are important to monitor your progress and ensure that the treatment has been effective. The frequency of these appointments will depend on the type of treatment you received and your overall health.
During these appointments, your urologist will perform tests to check the size of your prostate gland and evaluate your urinary symptoms. You may also be recommended to undergo PSA blood tests periodically to monitor any changes in the levels of PSA in your blood. Imaging tests like ultrasound may also be performed to evaluate the status of your prostate.
It's important to inform your doctor if you experience any new or recurring symptoms after treatment. Depending on your condition, your doctor may suggest further treatment or suggest lifestyle changes to manage your symptoms.
It's essential to continue following a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular exercise, to maintain good overall health and prevent the recurrence of prostate enlargement symptoms.
It is important to note that the treatment approach for enlarged prostate may vary from patient to patient, and the urologist will decide the most appropriate treatment based on the patient's individual condition and medical history.
After the surgery, patients may experience some discomfort or pain for a few days, which can be managed with medications prescribed by the doctor. It is important to follow the post-operative care instructions provided by the doctor to ensure a smooth recovery and prevent complications.
Regular follow-up visits with the urologist are important to monitor the patient's condition and ensure that the treatment has been effective. In some cases, additional treatment or medications may be needed to manage any persistent symptoms or complications.
Overall, the goal of treatment for enlarged prostate is to relieve symptoms, improve quality of life, and prevent complications. With proper diagnosis and treatment, most patients can expect significant improvement in their symptoms and a better quality of life.