TUIP is used to ease urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate. Symptoms can include:

  • Frequent, urgent need to urinate
  • Difficulty starting urination
  • Slow (prolonged) urination
  • Increased frequency of urination at night (nocturia)
  • Stopping and starting again while urinating
  • The feeling you can't completely empty your bladder
  • Urinary tract infections

Although a number of procedures are available to treat BPH, TUIP is an option only when the prostate gland is relatively small — less than about 1 ounce (30 milliliters) in size. If you have a larger prostate or you have severe urinary symptoms, a different procedure may be a better option.

Jul. 23, 2013