MIMS Education

Medical Management of Benign Prostatic Obstruction

Medical Management of Benign Prostatic Obstruction

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About this course

Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), such as urgency, frequency, nocturia, incomplete urination, and weak urinary stream, are common manifestations of benign prostatic enlargement (BPE) in men. Identification of BPE with concomitant symptoms of LUTS classifies the patient as having benign prostatic obstruction (BPO). If left untreated, such symptoms can have a negative impact on quality of life and may lead to complications such as urinary retention, renal insufficiency, and cystolithiasis. This e-learning module summarizes the symptoms of benign prostatic obstruction (BPO) and the management approach to this condition.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Determine the key methods to evaluate Benign Prostatic Obstruction (BPO)
  • Enumerate the available non-surgical management options for BPO
  • Identify patient characteristics, as well as index symptoms and signs, that would require a referral to a urologist

Topics covered

  • Clinical Evaluation of BPO
  • Medical management of BPO
  • When to refer to a urologist
Keywords: benign prostatic obstruction, lower urinary tract symptoms, benign prostatic hyperplasia, benign prostatic enlargement