Do you suffer from prostate symptoms?
January 14, 2019
Prostate symptoms is a very common problem affecting nearly 1 in 3 of men above the age of 50, these symptoms include needing to pass urine more frequently, often during the night, needing to rush to the toilet, difficulty in starting to void, straining or taking a long time while peeing, also weak flow or feeling that your bladder has not emptied fully and less commonly is to see blood in urine or semen.
These symptoms can be either due to age related enlargement of prostate or cancer prostate.
PSA test and clinical examination can guide the clinician in identifying the difference between sinister cause for your symptoms or age related benign enlargement, if there are concerns; fast tract MRI prostate is the best diagnostic tool to identify the difference and this can guide targeted prostate biopsy with much higher diagnostic accuracy in comparison to the standard randomised biopsies.
Once cancer is excluded managing mild prostate symptoms can start by fluid intake modification or medical therapy, however many patients may find conservative approaches not sufficient to control their symptoms, surgical treatments may be necessary in this case. This can be achieved by removing the blocking inner part of the prostate.
In the Candover clinic Mr Amr Emara has mastered best technologies in this field including the Green-light laser prostate vaporisation using the latest XPS generation technology and more recently our centre was the first to introduce the new minimally invasive steam therapy for prostate enlargement (Rezūm) which was recently approved by NICE, a procedure that takes few minutes and can be performed under local anaesthetic, the patient can go home the same day with minimal discomfort or side effects especially on erectile and ejaculatory function with early return to normal activities. For more information and and for booking please call 01256 315010.