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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition that affects the prostate gland in men. As men age, the prostate gland slowly grows bigger (or enlarges). As the prostate gets bigger, it may press on the urethra and cause the flow of urine to be slower and less forceful.

The symptoms of BPH include:

  • having difficulty passing urine
  • having a weak flow of urine that sometimes starts and stops
  • dribbling of urine before and after urinating
  • feeling that you haven't completely emptied your bladder after passing urine
  • a frequent or urgent need to pass urine
  • needing to get up several times in the night to pass urine

The following are necessary to make a diagnosis:

  • A medical history
  • Digital rectal examination (DRE).  This is when a gloved finger is inserted into the rectum to feel the prostate.
  • prostate ultrasound scan to assess the size of the prostate and the presence of any swellings
  • A blood test called the PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) is also performed.  PSA is a protein produced by the prostate that increases as the prostate enlarges.  Its values tend to be elevated in patients with prostate cancer, so it is used as a screening test in conjunction with the DRE.


Other tests that might be necessary include:

  • A urine flow study a reduced flow suggests BPH
  • Cystoscopy here a camera is inserted through the urethra to view the prostate)

Our findings from your examination and tests performed will be discussed with you and further recommendations made.

Please contact us or call 01 2705803 and 01 8967328  if you have any questions.

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