Prostate Enlargement

IPSS revised questionnaire: Please click on: Campbell Health and Education Urology questionnaires

For Convenient Assessment of your symptoms, fill out Campbell Health and Education Revised IPSS questionnaire.  

For selected points from Dr. Kaviani Prostate Enlargement book, look at the middle of left column.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition of aging Men.  It causes urinary symptoms. Although this condition is not a  life threatening problem, its symptoms reduces the patient 's quality of life. A study done in Baltimore showed that by the age of 60 years, nearly 60% of f patients had some degree of lower urinary tract symptoms. Approximately 30% of men age 50-80 years present with moderate to severe symptoms. 

Alarming symptoms: If you have one the following symptoms you might have something more serious. Talk to your Doctor as soon as possible.

-Fever- Talk to your Doctor urgently. This can be due to a serious infection.
-Blood in your urine 
-Dominant irritative symptoms- Item 5,6,7 in Revised IPSS questionnaire.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia textbook

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Prostate Enlargement Book

Benign Prostate Hyperplasia book, Kaviani

  1. You might have to strain to start urination
  2. You might have a weak urinary stream
  3. Your urinary stream might stop and start several times while urinating
  4. You might have the sensation of not emptying your bladder completely
  5. You might have to urinate less than every 2 hours
  6. You might find it difficult to postpone your urination
  7. You might have to get up several times at night to urinate
Notice: Most urologists tend to rule out Carcinoma Insitu of bladder ( Flat, superficial cancer of bladder), Neurogenic bladder, Polyuria (excessive urine production) and some other problems if your Irritative symptoms (items 5-7) are dominant. Still Prostate Enlargement is the most common problem but no one wants to miss other serious problems.

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Enlarged Prostate Convenient Assessment 

Having Urinary Symptoms or Enlarged Prostate? 

More than 50% of men have these problems at one point in their life. 

Fill out IPSS Revised questionnaire.You can have access to this form in Forms section. It helps your doctor better classify your problems.

Revised IPSS questionnaire

About Prostate
The prostate is a walnut-sized gland located between the bladder and the  base of penis. The prostate is in front of the rectum. The urethra runs through the prostate, from the bladder to the penis, letting urine flow out of the body. Prostate gland enlargement can block the flow of urine out of the bladder.

Normal Versus Enlarged Prostate


              From NCI

Closed vs open Prostatic Urethra 

             by Lee SW, Cho JM, Kang JY, Yoo TK


Many different medications have been used or are being used for this purpose. Some of them include Tamsulosin ( Flomax, omnic ) , Terazosin ( Hytrin) , Doxozosin (Cardura), Alfuzosin ( Xatral, Uroxatral), Silodosin ( Rapaflo), Finasteride ( Proscar ), Dutesteride ( Avodart ), Dutasteride + Tamsulosin (Jalyn). Some of them are shown bellow. 


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