Prostatic hyperplasia is one of the most common male diseases in the world. Its main manifestations are frequent nocturnal urination, poor urination and endless dripping. There are also many misunderstandings in the treatment process.
1、 Many patients believe that long-term oral medication can be controlled without examination. The early treatment of BPH is mainly drug treatment, but the indication of long-term medication is stable symptoms without obvious progress. Even so, it should be checked regularly, including the specific antibody index FPSA of blood prostate cancer.
2、 Many patients believe that BPH is a normal phenomenon that occurs with age and does not need treatment. Generally, if the hyperplasia is mild and the clinical symptoms are not obvious, it can not be treated first. However, if there are obvious clinical manifestations, if not actively treated, it will aggravate the symptoms and affect the quality of life.
3、 Many patients believe that the recurrence rate of BPH after transurethral surgery is high. Transurethral surgery is a surgical method developed in the past 20 years, and is currently recognized as the gold standard for surgical treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. At the initial stage, due to the limitation of operation technology and the difference of intraoperative irrigating fluid, the number of BPH removed during the operation was too small, leading to postoperative recurrence. With the improvement of plasma electrosurgical equipment and the continuous improvement of operation technology, partial resection of benign prostatic hyperplasia can be completed during surgery. The recurrence rate is about 5-10% after 5 to 10 years.
(Intern editor: Xie Yunsheng)