Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the enlargement of the prostate gland, which is commonly seen in older men. It causes frequent urination, difficulty starting urination, increased urination at night, weak urine stream, incomplete emptying of the bladder, and dribbling of urine.

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Should I be concerned about my father's recently diagnosed condition of BPE?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 56 years old and has recently complained of difficulty urinating. I took him to a nearby specialist, and he was diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia. I have surfed a little about this condition, and as per my understanding, it has no serious complications. But my c...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhav

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. More information and details are needed to give a conclusive answer to your problem. Benign prostate enlargement (BPE) can range from mild to severe; thus, its treatment varies according to the stage. In the initial stages, medication is used, but in later stages, surge...  Read Full »

My father has a third-degree prostatomegaly with a decreased PSA. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, This query is regarding my father. He is 65 years old. He suffers from BPH from the last five years and takes Alfusin-D for the same. Five years back, when he was diagnosed, his PSA was 2.8 ng. Last year, we repeated his test and the PSA was 0.9 ng/ml with normal DRE. An ultrasound of ...  Read Full »


Dr. Choudhary Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The PSA (prostate-specific antigen) has decreased due to Dutasteride component of Alfusin-D. I suggest he get the screening done yearly for a year or two. Then, a two-yearly screening of PSA and DRE (digital rectal examination) is alright as his PSA is low in spite of...  Read Full »

I have pain and discomfort in the pelvic area, which aggravates while sitting. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 48 year old male. My height is 160 cm, and weight is 84 kg. I have a pain and discomfort in the pelvic area which gets aggravated on sitting, lower back pain, irritation on peeing, burning sensation in the pelvic region which radiates at times to the leg. I have seen a urologist...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajit Kumar Varma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history suggests that you have a chronic mild to moderate inflammation of the pelvic organs, most probably the urinary bladder. The possibility of a chronic epididymo-orchitis also has to be ruled out. Please do get the following investigations: CBC (complete bloo...  Read Full »

Why do I get heart pain when I get an urge to pass urine?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 39 years old. I feel heart pain at midnight or in the early morning when I wake up. This pain releases when I pass urine. For urine retention and enlarged bladder (my USG detected 500 ml), I am under medication, Silidosin, and Urotone. In the morning, sometimes I feel like ejacul...  Read Full »


Dr. Raveendran S. R

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I checked out your reports and prescription (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can see vitamin D deficiency. Kindly share more details. Do you ejaculate morning or during sleep? Is there any itching or allergy? Are you talking about nocturnal emi...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in my left testicles?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 44-year-old male who is 6.2 feet tall and weighs about 82 kg with an athletic body. I like to do physical activities to keep fit and take a balanced diet. I am having mild pain for the past three weeks in my left testicle. Sometimes it subsides for short intervals. However, after ...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for giving us a lot of details which make our work easy. At this age, it seems to me that you got enlarged prostate hence weaker stream and on-off pain in testis. An enlarged prostate is mainly a male issue at the age of above 40 years. It can cause weaker str...  Read Full »

For a BPH patient, what are the side effects of stopping Veltam plus?

Query: Hello doctor,My father, 74 years of age, has BPH. He had UTI four years ago and was diagnosed with BPH. PSA was 60 and last three years was on Urimax and past few months on Veltamplus. His PSA is 0.9 prostate size 45 cc and PVR is 70 ml. His symptoms have been the urinary frequency of every two hour...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would suggest you continue medicines as at present his flow (which is good) and postvoid (which is less, it should be less only) are because of medicines. I think if he stops the medicines then his urinary symptoms may get worse or postvoid may also increase. Ther...  Read Full »

I have low back pain and frequent urination after sex. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 40 years old and have suffered from bouts of prostatitis a few times. I have not had an intimate life for many years. Now, I am having an intimate life with one person, who is clean as well as I am. After vigorous sex, I am having frequent urination, especially at night. I was wonder...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Yes, your symptoms are consistent with either urinary tract infection (UTI) or prostatic enlargement. In fact, you might have benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) contributing to UTI. The second reason can be sexually transmitted UTI as also said b...  Read Full »

What is the best remedy for enlarged prostate with weak urine stream?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 52-year-old male. My height is 5' 10", and weight is 70 kg. I have an enlarged prostate problem since age 43 years. My last scan was done before six years, showing 27 cc in volume and a calculus measuring 6.0 mm is seen in the lower pole. Kidney stone is not giving any trouble...  Read Full »


Dr. Samer Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with lower urinary tract symptoms. Prostate size is not really important some times, people with 20 gm prostate have symptoms and people with 200 gm have no issues. The shape of prostate can cause blockage to urine at any size. Two m...  Read Full »

What causes incomplete emptying of bladder in BPH?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 60-year-old male diagnosed with BPH for three years now. I have been taking Tamsulosin .4 mg and Dutasteride .5 mg once a day for the entire three years under the supervision of my GP. For the past three months, my symptoms have gotten progressively worse. My bladder does no...  Read Full »


Dr. Saurabh Subhash Pandya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You will need to see your urologist and get a uroflow test done. If the flow is fair with current medications, and you do not hold much residual urine on sonography, you may consider continuing the same medications and add an anticholinergic to reduce the frequency of u...  Read Full »

Should I consult a specialist regarding my gallbladder issues?

Query: Hello doctor, I had got an abdomen ultrasound done for other reasons but, the radiologist observed the following 'gallbladder is partially distended and showing few small concretions at the GB neck. Chronic patient of the prostate. Size 47 by 41 by 38 mm, volume 39 cc. Pre-void urine 281 cc, post v...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How old are you? There is no need to worry. Small concretions are commonly found in the gallbladder. Also, the prostate size is enlarged and it is probably due to a benign prostatic hypertrophy. You should get Serum PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels done, whi...  Read Full »

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