Physicians of Urological Associates of Bridgeport

How do I know if UroLift System for BPH treatment is right for me?

Posted January 23rd, 2019

If you’re a man over 50 and have started having problems urinating, the reason could be an enlarged prostate, or BPH. As men get older, their prostate keeps growing. As it grows, it squeezes the urethra. Since urine travels from the bladder through the urethra, the pressure from the enlarged prostate may affect bladder control.

If you have BPH, you may have one or more of these problems:

  • A frequent and urgent need to urinate. You may get up several times a night to go to the bathroom.
  • Trouble starting a urine stream. Even though you feel you have to rush to get to the bathroom, you find it hard to start urinating.
  • A weak stream of urine
  • A small amount of urine each time you go
  • The feeling that you still have to go, even when you have just finished urinating
  • Leaking or dribbling urine
  • Small amounts of blood in your urine

Patients with BPH looking for an alternative to drugs or major surgery may be candidates for UroLift® System treatment. Patients who are scheduled for another BPH treatment or are unhappy with or have stopped taking medications may also be candidates. The UroLift® System is appropriate for patients seeking a minimally invasive treatment and are concerned about preserving their quality of life. Your doctor will need to do a few simple examinations to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure based on your specific symptoms and anatomy.

Urological Associates of Bridgeport offers an advanced approach to treating Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH called UroLift®. The UroLift® System is a new, minimally invasive approach to treating BPH for patients looking for an alternative to drug therapy or more invasive surgery. Please contact us today to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure.

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