MIMS Education

Medical Management of Benign Prostatic Obstruction

Medical Management of Benign Prostatic Obstruction

Internal MedicineFamily MedicineGeneral PracticeUrology
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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 classify 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 BPO, the ancillary diagnostics necessary, and the non-surgical management options per symptom.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this module, you should be able to:
  • Determine the key methods to evaluate 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

1 CPD Point Available

A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CPD points.
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