As indicated by Dr. Santiago Búcar Terrades and collects Top Doctors Spain.
When we refer to prostate diseases, we should know what kind of symptoms we mean: signs of urological disease in men are usually associated with problems in urination, such as difficulty urinating, urine leaks, recurrent infections, frequent urination or pain to empty the bladder. It is essential to study these symptoms and their origin to treat them and avoid the development of a possible serious prostate pathology.
Sudden urination problems are a symptom of illness
Urinary problems such as stinging or frequency, suddenly appearing, may be due to prostate infection, and, therefore, we can find them in men of any age, from childhood, youth, adulthood or old age.
On the other hand, chronic and progressive symptoms of urinary difficulty, frequency, urinary urgency or nocturnal urination should make us think of the prostate in men from 50 years of age and with an advanced prostate pathology.
Urodynamic studies to detect the origin of the problem
The urodynamic study is a diagnostic tool that allows you to study these bladder problems, find their origin and thus establish the best diagnosis. Of course, these studies help the diagnosis of related pathologies such as benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Prostate hyperplasia can be resolved in a single day
Advances in urology techniques have succeeded in developing a more effective surgical technique for prostate hyperplasia, much less invasive and with much less risks and complications.
It is important to note that benign prostatic hyperplasia affects half of men from 50 years of age and more than 80% of men of 80 years. It is a disease of very high incidence that directly affects the quality of life with difficulty urinating, urination frequency / urgency or loss of urine.
Using the laser technique, the prostate is treated with maximum precision in a single session and with a hospital stay not exceeding 48 hours, allowing the patient a quick and painless recovery.
Three fundamental steps to rule out prostate cancer
For the diagnosis of prostate cancer We have three instruments.
- The first and fundamental, for the reasons stated above, is the visit to the urologist from the age of 50. It is advisable to do so from the age of 40 if you have first-degree relatives (parents, siblings, uncles …) affected by prostate cancer.
- The second, a blood test to determine the PSA (specific prostate antigen), a marker that is not only tumor (it is also altered in benign prostatic processes), and that helps us rule out the possibility of prostate cancer.
- Thirdly, we have rectal examination, a simple examination that is performed in the same clinic and helps us to rule out prostate cancer, especially in cases of prostate tumors that have the peculiarity of not altering PSA.
Performing this simple control annually helps us rule out prostate cancer with a probability close to 100%.