Prostatic Hypertrophy Evaluation
The evaluation of an enlarged prostate gland begins with a medical history and physical examination. Benign prostatic hyperplasia may be detected during a digital rectal exam.
Additional tests may be performed, in order to determine the size of the prostate.
Tests that may be used to evaluate an enlarged prostate include:
- Prostate specific antigen blood test
- Urine culture
- Ultrasound of the prostate
- Urine flow rate studies
- Voiding pressure studies
- Measure the pressure inside the bladder during urination
- Prostate biopsy
Less common tests used to evaluate an enlarged prostate include:
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