J. Curtis Nickel MD FRCSC


Enlarged Prostate: Uroflowmetry Test

The uroflowmetry test measures the rate of urine flow during urination. Results are usually given in milliliters per second (mL/sec). This test is sometimes used to evaluate the impact benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) has on urine flow or to monitor the effect of treatment. Your doctor and studies about treatment for…

Alpha-Blocker Medicines

Alpha-blocker medicines relax smooth muscle in the body. Smooth muscle controls the blood vessels, intestines, bladder and urinary tract, and other involuntary actions in the body. Alpha-blockers can be used for many problems, including: Prostate problems. These medicines can relax the smooth muscle in the prostate and…

Transurethral Microwave Therapy (TUMT)

Transurethral microwave therapy (TUMT) is a procedure to treat symptoms of prostate enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia [BPH]). The procedure uses high temperature to kill tissue inside the prostate. An instrument called an antenna is inserted into the urethra and guided to a location inside the prostate. The…

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

What is benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)? Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is an enlarged prostate gland . The prostate gland surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. As the prostate gets bigger, it may squeeze or partly block the urethra. This often causes problems with…

Enlarged Prostate: Bathroom Tips

The following tips may make it easier to deal with your benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) symptoms. Practice “double voiding” by urinating as much as possible, relaxing for a few moments, and then urinating again. Try to relax before you urinate. Tension from worrying about your symptoms can make them worse. Anxiety…