Prostate Occlusion

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If your doctor has diagnosed you with a prostate occlusion, then miVIP is available to provide you with a minimally invasive surgery with as short of a recovery time as possible. Hyperplasia is a basic medical term that’s a reference to an unnatural increase in cells. A prostate occlusion doesn’t cause cancer and exists in the glands of the prostate.

Prostate occlusions are actually one of the most widely found types of noncancerous cell growth for males. In most cases, the occlusion starts in younger men in the microscopic nodules. A prostate occlusion isn’t a precondition of cancer.

Diagnosis

A prostate occlusion can be diagnosed by:

  • A description of symptoms
  • Medical history
  • Blood tests
  • Urine tests
  • Physical examination
It’s also not unusual for your doctor to recommend that you visit a urologist for a variety of complex tests. There are also some diagnostic tests that can be used in order to eliminate the possibility of bladder or prostate cancer. Tests can also be conducted to make sure that the prostate occlusion hasn’t led to any kidney damage.

Your doctor might also conduct a cystoscopy, which is a test that can be used to look inside of your urethra and bladder with the use of thin medical instrument called a cystoscope.

Causes

Two of the most well-known causes of prostate occlusions are delayed activation of cell growth and changes in a man’s hormones. Some cells in the prostate can become active later in a man’s life, which then acts as a signal for the cells of the prostate to either become sensitive to growth-stimulating hormones or cause them to replicate instead.

Testosterone can also play a part in the growth of the prostate. A more powerful form of testosterone, which is an androgen, is dihydrotestosterone. Dihydrotestosterone is believed to be one of the biggest causes of late adulthood prostate enlargement.

Symptoms

Some of the more common prostate occlusion symptoms are:

  • Straining when urinating
  • Weak urinary stream
  • Dribbling or leaking at the end of urination
  • A burning sensation during urination
  • Urgency when needing to urinate
  • Urinary retention
  • Straining while urinating

Treatment Options

miVIP can offer patients who suffer from prostate occlusion a number of surgical treatment options. One of the least invasive procedures is to use heat in order to get rid of the extra tissue on the prostate. The heat can be delivered via radio frequency, hot water or electrical current.

A second option is a transurethral resection of the prostate, which is more invasive, but also has more of a chance of successfully treating the occlusion. No matter which option is more ideal for you, it will be handled by a world class miVIP surgeon.

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If you’d like to schedule an evaluation with miVIP, call us today at 855-496-4847.