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Prostate Symptoms

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The prostate can cause an annoying set of symptoms. These include getting up at night to pass urine (nocturia), struggling to start voiding (hesitancy), poor flow, start/stop stream (intermittency), the feeling of incomplete emptying and dribbling. These symptoms may become worse with age but they are very treatable.

Your symptoms will be assessed thoroughly, this may include a rectal examination, asking you to void into a special device to measure your flow rate, an ultrasound scan of your bladder and possibly a camera test to look at your prostate and bladder.

Following this, the treatment options include

  • Medication- there are various medications available that can relax the prostate or to shrink the prostate and help you urinate.

  • Surgery- there are an increasing number of surgical treatments which Mr Henderson can discuss with you

  • Transurethral resection of prostate (TURP)

  • Holmium laser enucleation of prostate (HoLEP)

  • Prostate artery embolization (PAE)

  • Urolift

  • Rezum

Following successful treatment, Mr Henderson will discuss the necessary follow up and make the appropriate arrangements.

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