MBBS, MS(General Surgery), DNB(Genitourinary Surgery) Mumbai, MNAMS (New Delhi)
Currently practising as a senior consultant urologist at Bombay Hospital Indore
The prostate is a small gland in men that is part of the reproductive system. It's about the shape and size of a walnut. The prostate rests below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It surrounds part of the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder. The prostate helps make semen, which carries sperm from the testicles when a man ejaculates.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is an enlarged prostate gland .The prostate gland surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. As the prostate gets bigger, it may squeeze or partly block the urethra. This often causes problems with urinating.
BPH occurs in almost all men as they age. BPH is not cancer. An enlarged prostate can be a nuisance. But it is usually not a serious problem. About half of all men older than 60 have some symptoms.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia is also known as benign prostatic hypertrophy.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia is probably a normal part of the aging process in men, caused by changes in hormone balance and in cell growth.
BPH causes urinary problems such as:
BPH does not cause prostate cancer and does not affect a man's ability to father children. It does not cause erection problems.
Prostate cancer is cancer of prostate gland. The prostate gland is a walnut-sized gland present only in men found in the pelvis, wrapped around the urethra (the tube through which urine exits the body). The prostate gland secretes part of the liquid portion of the semen, or seminal fluid, which carries sperm made by the testes. The fluid is essential to reproduction.
Prostate cancer is comprised nearly always of adenocarcinoma cells -- cells which arise from glandular tissue. Cancer cells are named according to the organ in which they originate no matter where in the body we find such cells.
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There may be one or more signs of Prostate Cancer or Benign Prostate Hyperplasia at the same time.
Treatment of Prostate Cancer or BPH may include medication, surgeries or non surgical procedures.
Surgeries for BPH or Prostate Cancer may include HOLEP, TURP etc.
For immediate help on BPH and Prostate Cancer treatment, contact Dr.Pritesh Shrimali, Senior consultant Urologist at Bombay Hospital Indore
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