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Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

Also known as BPH, Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, and Benign Prostate Enlargement

BPH may refer to:

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph), 58% report having retention of urine, 48% report having symptoms of prostate, and 42% report having frequent urination. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph) are retention of urine, symptoms of prostate, frequent urination, excessive urination at night, impotence, symptoms of bladder, hesitancy, and low urine output, although you may still have benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph) without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph) often receive urinalysis, hematologic tests, prostate specific antigen measurement, rectal examination, ultrasonography, lipid panel, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation) and endoscopy and endoscopic biopsy of the urinary tract .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph) include tamsulosin (flomax), finasteride (propecia), dutasteride (avodart), doxazosin, terazosin, alfuzosin (uroxatral), sildenafil (viagra), tadalafil (cialis), vardenafil (levitra), testosterone, solifenacin (vesicare), silodosin (rapaflo) and darifenacin (enablex) .

Tamsulosin (Flomax)
$65
(28 days)
Finasteride (Propecia)
$37
(28 days)
Dutasteride (Avodart)
$97
(28 days)
Doxazosin
$8
(28 days)
Terazosin
$8
(28 days)
Alfuzosin (Uroxatral)
$98
(28 days)
Sildenafil (Viagra)
$538
(28 days)
Tadalafil (Cialis)
$295
(28 days)
Vardenafil (Levitra)
$94
(28 days)
Testosterone
$185
(28 days)
Solifenacin (Vesicare)
$129
(28 days)
Silodosin (Rapaflo)
$99
(28 days)
Darifenacin (Enablex)
$125
(28 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph) include age 75+ years, sex == male and age 60-74 years. On the other hand, age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years, sex == female, age 15-29 years, and age < 1 years almost never get benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph).

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.0x
15-29 years
0.0x
30-44 years
0.1x
45-59 years
1.0x
60-74 years
3.4x
75+ years
3.2x

Sex

Male
2.4x
Female
0.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.6x
Hispanic
0.6x
White
1.2x
Other
0.9x
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