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how are benign prostate nodules removed or eliminated from the prostate area? very invasive? least invasive ablation needed?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Many options for BPH: If you have urinary symptoms such as difficulty in passing urine, then you should get checked by a urologist. There are several different types of medicines(Pills) which can shrink the prostate and make it easier to urinate. if it does not settle down with medicines, a simple surgical procedure called TURP is very effective. but you need to seek a consultation with a urologist.

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