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Prostate Disease

With an ageing population, we see a rise in the number of patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or enlarged prostate. These are middle-aged to elderly men who present with urinary symptoms, such as hesitancy, poor stream, terminal dribbling, sensation of incomplete voiding, frequency, urgency in passing urine and nocturia (frequent night time urination). If left undiagnosed and untreated, BPH may lead to bladder stones, recurrent urinary tract infection, acute urinary retention, bladder damage and impairment of kidney function. Occasionally, BPH may be associated with problems like incontinence and impotence.

The first-line treatment of BPH is usually medication. However, in patients where medications are ineffective, we offer endoscopic or minimally invasive options such as Transurethral Resection of Prostate (TURP) surgery or procedures that reduce the size of the prostate gland. The goal is to provide a comfortable and effective treatment with minimal adverse effects.

We also treat prostatitis at CGH Urology. Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate that may be caused by infection and accompanied by chills and fever. Though it is usually cured with antibiotics, the condition may become chronic in some patients.