Enlarged Prostate Doctor in Central Illinois
Dr. Joseph Banno is a board-certified urologist providing comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for symptoms of an enlarged prostate in men. Dr. Banno offers both medical and surgical treatments for BPH including minimally invasive and traditional surgery. Our urology clinic in Peoria, IL is conveniently located for men throughout Central Illinois including Springfield, Champaign, Galesburg, Decatur, Galesburg, and Bloomington, IL. If you are experiencing symptoms of an enlarged prostate, please call (309) 740-3126 to discuss the treatment options available with the UroLift systems
Common Symptoms of BPH
Once a prostate has grown large enough to exceed its natural boundaries and begin to push down on the urethra, this added pressure typically results in problems of the urinary system such as:
- A frequent and powerful urge to urinate
- Straining during urination
- Accidental release of urine (urinary incontinence)
- A weak stream of urine
- Trouble starting to urinate
- Stopping and starting the flow of urine several times when urinating
- A constant feeling of fullness in the bladder
- Presence of blood in the urine
- Recurring urinary tract infections
What is BPH?
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men get older. BPH is a very common condition that affects over 42 million men in the US1 and over 660 million aging men worldwide.2.3 Over 40% of men in their 50s and over 70% of men in their 60s have BPH.2 While BPH is a benign condition and unrelated to prostate cancer, it can greatly affect a man’s quality of life.
As the prostate enlarges, it presses on and blocks the urethra, causing bothersome urinary symptoms. If left untreated, BPH can lead to permanent bladder damage.4
- Frequent need to urinate both day and night
- Weak or slow urinary stream
- A sense that you cannot completely empty your bladder
- Difficulty or delay in starting urination
- Urgent feeling of needing to urinate
- A urinary stream that stops and starts
Symptoms of BPH can cause loss of productivity, depression, and decreased quality of life.7
If you suffer from the above symptoms, you are not alone. BPH is the leading reason men visit a urologist.8
You can measure the severity of your BPH symptoms by taking the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) questionnaire. Sharing this information with your physician will help them understand the severity of your symptoms.
Even watchful waiting has its risks. Bladder outlet obstruction could result in irreversible bladder damage if left untreated4
- NeoTract US Market Model estimates for 2020, data on file.
- Berry, et al., Journal of Urology 1984
- US Census Bureau international database worldwide population estimates for 2020
- Tubaro, Drugs Aging 2003
- Rosenberg, Int J Clin Pract 2007
- Vuichoud, Can J Urol 2015
- Speakman, BJUI International 2014
- IMS Health NDTI Urology Specialty Profile Report 2013
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Schedule a Consultation with a BPH Specialist in Peoria, IL Today!
If you are experiencing symptoms of an enlarged prostate, contact Midwest Urological Group to discuss your symptoms and the treatment options available. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Joseph Banno at his urology clinic in Peoria, IL, please call (309) 740-3126 or request an appointment through our secure online form.