The prostate is a male reproductive gland that produces the fluid that carries sperm during ejaculation. It surrounds the urethra, the tube through which urine passes out of the body.
An enlarged prostate means the gland has grown bigger. Prostate enlargement happens to almost all men as they get older. As the gland grows, it can press on the urethra and cause urination and bladder problems.
An enlarged prostate is often called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or benign prostatic hypertrophy. It is not cancer, and it does not raise your risk for prostate cancer.
An enlarged prostate (also known as BPH) can lead to frequent and urgent urination, a weak urinary stream, and difficulty emptying the bladder. These symptoms can be quite bothersome. The need to urinate several times at night may interfere with sleep. In more severe cases, men may leak urine before being able to reach a toilet. MHB physicians are experts in the treatment of enlarged prostate and its symptoms.
Treatment may consist of non-invasive techniques as well as medications and surgery. MHB physicians believe in individualized treatment to improve urinary symptoms and quality of life. MHB is also a research site for cutting-edge therapies for enlarged prostate, with several promising minimally invasive treatments available for appropriate patients.
One of the options we are pleased to offer is GreenLight™ Laser Therapy, which offers a minimally invasive alternative to surgery in the treatment of BPH.
Prostatitis is a common cause of pain or discomfort in the rectal or genital area in men. Prostatitis refers to an inflammation or infection in the prostate that can lead to pain with urination or with sex, and can lead to an “ache” or constant discomfort in the pelvis.
The signs and symptoms of prostatitis can be confusing for both patients and providers. It is often treated with a long course of antibiotics, but bothersome symptoms remain for many men (chronic prostatitis). MHB physicians are experts at the diagnosis and management of prostatitis and utilize a multidisciplinary approach to help men with prostatitis find relief.