The prostate is a walnut-sized gland found just below the bladder in men. It surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine through the penis. The prostate makes fluid for semen. It grows naturally with age, usually without problems.
BPH, or benign prostatic hyperplasia, occurs when the enlarged prostate compresses the urethra, making urination difficult. Symptoms include:
- Frequent urination, especially at night
- Difficulty starting a urine stream
- Feeling unable to complete urination
Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate. Often caused by bacteria, it is the male equivalent of a urinary tract infection. Prostatitis is rarely serious. Symptoms may include:
- Painful urination or ejaculation
- Fever and chills
- Pelvic pain
- Frequent urination
- Cloudy urine
A growing concern, a new treatment option
Prostate health has attracted increasing attention as millions of men suffer from one prostate problem or another, usually starting in middle age. Most of these problems are not serious and symptoms are mild. But many men develop more serious problems that require treatment.
Our state-of-the-art office provides onsite ultrasound and biopsies and performs PSA testing faster than outside laboratories. The latest treatment options provide minimally invasive procedures that offer excellent, lasting results, without surgery or costly drug therapies. And it’s available today at Advanced Urology.