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Prostate, enlarged - Questions to ask your doctor

BMJ Group Medical Reference

If you've been diagnosed with an enlarged prostate, you may want to ask your doctor some questions to find out more about this condition and how to deal with it.

Here are some suggestions:

  • How do you know I have an enlarged prostate and not a more serious condition?

  • Is there anything I can do to improve my symptoms? (To read more, see What can I do to help my symptoms?)

  • Do you think I should start treatment or wait and see what happens (this is called watchful waiting or active monitoring)? Why?

  • Will my symptoms get worse if I don't get treatment?

  • Am I likely to get other problems? (To read more, see Complications of an enlarged prostate.)

  • Will I need surgery?

  • What are the side effects of surgery?

  • Can I take tablets to help my symptoms?

  • Are there other treatments I can try? What about herbal treatments?

  • What side effects do these treatments have?

  • Will I need to have regular check-ups?

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Last Updated: November 23, 2010
This information does not replace medical advice.  If you are concerned you might have a medical problem please ask your Boots pharmacy team in your local Boots store, or see your doctor.
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