Benign enlargement of the prostate (or benign prostatic hyperplasia) is the most common benign tumor in men. Enlargement of the prostate makes urination difficult, causes the urine to flow back along the urinary tract, and may also cause bladder or kidney infections.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or benign enlargement of the prostate is common in advanced age. Starting at the age of 40, most men experience significant enlargement of the prostate. This growth is a benign volume increase of the prostate in the area surrounding the urethra.
BPH causes the urinary tract to become narrowed and this can cause urine to flow backwards. People with BPH notice that it takes longer to urinate, the stream of urine is weaker, and when urination has finished, they still feel that the bladder has not been completely emptied and drops of urine continue to drip. Additionally, an urge to urinate frequently develops and intensifies during the night. Depending on the growth of BPH, the sex life of the person with it may be negatively affected and have an influence in the patient’s quality of life. Retention of urine often causes infections of the bladder and the kidneys. If you notice these symptoms, consult a specialist (urologist) immediately.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia needs to be differentiated from malignant prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common form of malignant cancer in men. It affects preferencially the dorsal prostate region and can be partly felt with the finger (digital-rectal examination) from the rectum. Despite the tumor growth, many patients experience no symptoms. To detect it early on and thus have a better chance of treating the tumor, it’s recommended for men over 50 to get screened for prostate-specific antigen (PSA).
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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