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WHAT IS BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA (BPH)?

Enlarged Prostate

The prostate is a gland located just below the bladder. The prostate gland surrounds the urethra which is a small tube extending from the bladder that the urine must travel through to exit the body. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is enlargement of the prostate gland. This is extremely common, occurring in the majority of men above the age of 50. When the prostate gland enlarges, it can press on the urethra and can cause symptoms due to blocking the passage of urine. Not all men with enlarged prostates will experience symptoms. The likelihood of an enlarged prostate and the probability of it causing symptoms both increase with age. 

“By the time they reach 80 years of age, 90% of men will suffer from symptoms of enlarged prostate.”

WHAT ARE THE COMMON SYMPTOMS OF ENLARGED PROSTATE?

  • Urinary frequency and sometimes with a sense of urgency
  • Needing to urinate multiple times during the night
  • Painful or burning urination
  • Difficulty starting to urinate
  • Weak urinary stream and/or urination that stops and goes.
  • Dribbling at the end of urination
  • Difficulty completely emptying the bladder

Less common symptoms may include:

  • Blood in the urine (hematuria)
  • Sperm in the urine (spermaturia)
  • Frequent urinary tract infections (UTI)

Our doctors are nationally recognized experts in minimally invasive therapies for treating PAE.
We provide treatment for PAE for patients throughout Western, MA and Northern, CT.
To learn more about treatments available at New England Endovascular Center call 413-693-2852 to make an appointment.