Age causes the body to undergo hormonal changes. These changes can lead to health complications such as an enlarged prostate. Benign prostate enlargement is one of the common reproductive health issues affecting older bodies. Sometimes, the cells of your prostate start dividing uncontrollably due to changes in the DNA, causing cancer. You should always be on the lookout for signs of enlarged prostate because it could be the beginning of a serious medical condition.
Laser prostate surgery is a non-invasive and very successful way to remove growths and tumours in the organ. Here are three ways you can tell that you could have a prostate tumour that needs surgery.
Problems Connected to the Urinary Tract
The earliest indicators that you have problems with your prostate show up in your urinary patterns. You might start feeling a need to urinate frequently. At other times, you may have a hard time starting urination, and the flow of urine may start and stop several times during the process. In extreme cases, you might feel like you cannot empty your bladder.
All these are signs of an enlarged prostate interfering with the flow of urine out of the bladder. Photo-selective prostate vaporisation is a laser treatment that reduces the size of the prostate. When the organ shrinks, you restore your urination patterns.
Presence of Blood In Your Urine
The presence of blood in the urine can be an indication of a severe prostate health problem. The urethra passes inside the prostate gland. It carries urine from the bladder to the ureter and outside the body. When the gland enlarges, the urethra narrows. The blockage leads to urine retention and kidney stones. The inflammation from the stones can irritate the walls of the urethra, leading to blood in the urine.
The holmium process cuts back the prostate tissue blocking the urethra, solving the bleeding problem.
Recurring Urinary Tract Infections
The third reason to get a check-up is that you keep getting urinary tract infections. When the urethra gets compressed, it cannot function well, and a lot of waste remains inside the body. The waste leads to recurrent infections and at times kidney stones.
A diagnosis will help you get speedy treatment and recovery.
Laser prostate surgery is non-invasive, precise and highly effective. You will bleed less and recover within a short time. Book an appointment to get a diagnosis and arrange the surgery. Timely diagnosis and treatment will minimise the chances of the problem getting out of hand.