What Is BPH?

As men age, it is very common for their prostate to continue growing larger, which will often cause issues between age 50 and 60, and beyond.

An enlarged prostate is medically known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH. This condition describes a prostate that has grown large enough to exceed its natural boundaries and begin to push down on the urethra.

Common Symptoms of BPH

This added pressure typically results in problems of the urinary system such as:

  • A frequent and powerful urge to urinate
  • Straining during urination
  • Accidental release of urine (urinary incontinence)
  • A weak stream of urine
  • Trouble starting to urinate
  • Stopping and starting the flow of urine several times when urinating
  • A constant feeling of fullness in the bladder
  • Presence of blood in the urine
  • Recurring urinary tract infections

To contact Dr. Eric Diner about your intense urinary discomfort, please call (727) 824-7146 for an appointment right away. In extreme circumstances, the urethra can become totally blocked, which will cause severe complications if not treated as soon as possible.

Why BPH Treatment Is Important

Many men will continue to muddle through their symptoms and adjust their life accordingly. This often means taking more bathroom breaks, especially all throughout the night.

Not only does this ruin your chances of getting a good night’s rest, but it can also have negative effects on your overall health since BPH can quickly lead to a bladder infection or kidney damage. BPH can also impair your overall quality of life, as you will likely miss many moments while running back and forth to the bathroom.

The best way to take full advantage of your life is to discuss your symptoms with Dr. Diner to determine which course of treatment will be best for you and your unique case of BPH.

BPH Treatment Options in St. Petersburg, FL

For many years a transurethral resection of the prostate has been the standard for treating issues of an enlarged prostate. Dr. Diner is able to perform this procedure using minimally invasive technologies such as the da Vinci Surgical System. Utilization of this system helps to ensure that the procedure is not only highly effective, but that the patient will also be able to recover more quickly with less pain.