Prostate enlargement is among the most common health problems affecting men. While the abnormal growth of the prostate can signal a malignant disease, the enlargement is benign and treatable in most cases. However, even when the enlargement is not malignant, the issue can lead to complications, therefore, needs treatment, whether with medication or surgery or prostate artery embolization. Here are some that you should know about:
- The inability to urinate – in the case that the prostate enlargement is very significant, the swollen gland might block the passage of urine. It is very important to have the blockage surgically removed as soon as possible if this happens.
- Infections of the urinary tract – prostate enlargement are often accompanied by the patient’s inability to empty the bladder, leading to complete urinary tract infections. If the infections occur very frequently, the best way to solve the problem might be the surgical removal of the enlargement.
- Bladder problems – the inability to empty the bladder can also lead to problems within the bladder itself, such as damage to the wall of the bladder or the appearance of bladder stones:
- Kidney damage – the inability to urinate correctly might also cause infections and other forms of damage in the kidneys.
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