Signs & Symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
Though the prostate continues to grow during most of a man’s life, the enlargement doesn’t usually cause problems until late in life. BPH rarely causes symptoms before age 40, but more than half of men in their sixties and as many as 90 percent in their seventies and eighties have some symptoms of BPH.
BPH Signs & Symptoms are Easy to screen & Easy to fix
Symptoms of BPH often include sleepless nights and urinary problems, and can cause loss of productivity, depression and decreased quality of life. Many of the questions a board-certified Urologist will ask a patient to help determine whether they have BPH center around:
- The frequency of urinating.
- How many times they stop and start when urinating.
- How often they feel the urgency to urinate.
- How often they wake up in the night to have to urinate.
How is BPH Diagnosed?
- Digital Rectal Examination (DRE)
- Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Blood Test
- BPH Screening IPSS
- Rectal Ultrasound and Prostate Biopsy
- Urine Flow Study
BPH Treatment Locations
Advanced Urology Associates provides BPH treatments for patients in Aurora, Bolingbrook, Bourbonnais, Chicago, Crest Hill, Elk Grove Village, Elmhurst, Frankfort, Homer Glen, Joliet, Kankakee, Lombard, Lockport, New Lenox, Mokena, Morris, Naperville, Orland Park, Park Ridge, Peotone, Plainfield, Tinley Park and Woodridge.
The International Prostate Score (IPSS) can help you determine how badly your BPH symptoms are affecting your quality of life.
Take the Questionnaire.