In-depth

Complications

Urinary tract infection

Half of all women experience a urinary tract infection during their lifetimes. The condition can be a serious health problem when it involves the kidneys.

Tests and diagnosis

Cystoscopy

During cystoscopy, your doctor uses a special tool to look inside your bladder for abnormalities.

Intravenous pyelogram

An intravenous pyelogram is an imaging exam that may be used to help diagnose urinary tract disorders.

Prostate biopsy

Prostate biopsy is the main method of detecting prostate cancer. Find out why it's done and what to expect.

PSA test

A PSA test is used to screen men for the possibility of prostate cancer. Learn about the benefits and risks of this controversial test.

Urinalysis

Urinalysis can be used to assess your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

Treatments and drugs

Open prostatectomy

Open prostatectomy is one of several treatments to relieve urinary problems caused by an enlarged prostate. Here's how to prepare and what to expect.

Prostate laser surgery

Prostate laser surgery is a treatment to relieve urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate. Find out what to expect from this procedure.

TUIP

Transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP) — Minor surgery to treat enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia).

TUMT

Transurethral microwave therapy (TUMT) is a procedure to ease symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia).

 

TUNA

Transurethral needle ablation (TUNA) is a procedure to ease urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia).

TURP

Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is a common procedure used to treat enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia).

Dec. 06, 2011