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Treatment: Watchful waiting for an enlarged prostate

If your symptoms of an enlarged prostate gland (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH for short) are mild and not particularly bothersome, your doctor will recommend a conservative approach called watchful waiting. BPH tends to get worse over time, but itís safe to just keep an eye on it until it becomes bothersome enough to justify further treatment. If the symptoms are getting worse, you and your doctor might then discuss further options, like starting…

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