PROSTATE CONDITIONS TREATED

We treat a range of prostate conditions, including enlarged prostate and prostate cancer.

If you would like to speak to us about a condition you are suffering from you can do so by calling 0800 400 400 or filling out our online form.

Below you will find a brief explanation of some of the prostate conditions we treat.

Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH)

This is a common diagnosis which results in an enlarged prostate but is not cancerous. It occurs in men as they get older. Often this condition results in men complaining of urinary symptoms of poor urine flow, straining to empty their bladder, incomplete bladder emptying and if the condition progresses sometimes complete blockage resulting in urinary retention when men are unable to pass urine and are in severe discomfort. 

This condition can be treated with lifestyle changes, medication and surgery. We would recommend an assessment with us if you are suffering from these symptoms.

Prostate Cancer

With increasing awareness and PSA (Prostate-specific antigen) blood testing, prostate cancer is increasingly being diagnosed. Men at risk of prostate cancer are usually older (>60 years old), those with a family history of prostate cancer and men with Afro-Caribbean origins. Prostate cancer may be diagnosed incidentally during a Men’s Health Check or identified if individuals present with complaints of urinary symptoms. Occasionally prostate cancer may cause erection problems, blood in the urine or in the semen.

If you have these symptoms or wish to have a prostate blood test or examination, please contact us to make an appointment. The diagnosis is obtained after examination, blood testing, a scan and a biopsy of the prostate. Prostate cancer, depending on the extent and nature can be managed with surveillance, hormone treatment, surgery or radiation.

Prostatitis

This condition is a result of infection or inflammation of the prostate and is common in both young and old men. This condition can occur very quickly out of the blue and result in men feeling generally unwell with fever, shivers, sickness, abdominal or scrotal pain, urinary symptoms including burning when passing urine, difficulty passing urine and sometimes blood in the urine. This is usually the result of acute prostatitis and requires urgent medical attention, often an admission to hospital for intravenous antibiotics.

More commonly, men could have intermittent scrotal, rectal or lower abdominal pain with urinary symptoms which could be due to chronic prostatitis. This condition is chronic in nature and even with treatment such as antibiotics may take a while to improve. If you have these symptoms and wish to have a consultation, please feel free to contact us.