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This animation shows the anatomy of the prostate gland, and its enlargement in a condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia. Common treatment options are also shown.
At The Urology Specialists of Maryland at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, our doctors cover a broad spectrum of urologic disorders including enlarged prostates. Mercy’s urologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of enlarged prostates, a condition that is common in older men.
The prostate is a gland that is part of the reproductive function in men. It is usually fully developed around age 25, but as men age, it grows and can lead to clinical conditions like urinary incontinence and prostate inflammation (prostatitis). Or, it could be a symptom of prostate cancer, the most common form of cancer for older men. In many cases, it is merely an annoyance but not a serious problem.
The prostate gland is wrapped around the tube (urethra) that carries urine from the bladder and out of the body. If the prostate becomes enlarged (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia - BPH), it can block the urethra and cause:
A physical exam that includes a full medical history is the first step in diagnosing the cause of an enlarged prostate. Our doctor may also request urine and blood tests and conduct a digital rectal exam, allowing the doctor to feel the size of the prostate. A PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test may also be ordered to evaluate the possibility of prostate cancer.
An enlarged prostate is a naturally occurring condition in aging men. There are some simple procedures that can help reduce or control symptoms:
An enlarged prostate can also be treated with prescriptions. If symptoms are severe, like the inability to urinate, frequent urinary tract infections or frequent bladder stones, our doctors may recommend surgery to treat an enlarged prostate. Types of surgery for an enlarged prostate include the following:
The Urology Specialists of Maryland at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore is recognized throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for its comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of urological diseases and conditions. Mercy's urologists treat a broad range of urological disorders including prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, kidney stones, interstitial cystitis and urinary incontinence.
Dr. Robert Thompson, Jr., is a Board Certified urologist providing minimally invasive and robotic surgery options for patients diagnosed with prostate disease.
Hear from a patient who learned he had prostate cancer and had to make important decisions about his care.