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Wednesday
Jun222011

Enlarged Prostate : When medicines don’t work

An enlarged prostate or BPH (Benign Hypertrophic Hyperplasia) is a common condition that affects many men as they age.  Symptoms of  BPH include a frequent urge to urinate, getting up at night, having a weak stream that may stop and start, having to strain to start the urinary stream or having sudden strong urges to urinate.  Most patients with these symptoms are started on medications to improve their urine flow and shrink their prostate with good results.  Unfortunately the prostate continues to grow even while patients are on medical therapy and at some point the medications may not be effective any more.  At this point, patients should consider minimally invasive therapies such as Transurethral Microwave Therapy (TUMT).   TUMT is an office based treatment that can shrink the prostate and relieve the symptoms of an enlarged prostate with a 30 minute office treatment.  In patients who are taking multiple medications for their prostate TUMT may also be a more cost effective treatment.  Please contact our office if your prostate medications are not helping.