Dr. Pawan LalMBBS, MS (Surgery), DNB (Surgery), MNAMS, FIAS, FICS, FIAGES, FIMSA, DA. Professor of Surgery, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India. Email:info@pawanlal.com, M: +91 9968604405

Benign hypertorpy of prostate (BHP) (Gadood in local language) occurs in almost all men as they age. It is non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland as the person ages, that is why it is called as Benign enlargement of prostate. The exact cause of BHP is not known but it is thought that changes in hormones and hormone receptors as the men age, causes the enlargement of the prostate gland.

BPH causes urinary problems such as:

  • Trouble getting a urine stream started (hesitancy)
  • Dribbling of urine (overflow incontinence)
  • feeling of incomplete evacuation (emptying) of bladder after urination
  • waking up many times in night for urination (Nocturia)
  • thinning of urinary stream
  • and sometimes retention of urine

The treatment of Benign hypertrophy of prostate is

  1. Open prostatectomy
    1. Transvesical
    2. Retro-pubic (Millan's procedure)
  2. Transuretheral resection of prostrate (TURP)
    1. Mono-polar TURP
    2. Bipolar TURP
    3. Laser TURP (holmium / KTP)