Watchful waiting

For many men with mild enlarged prostate, no complications, and symptoms that are not too bothersome, watchful waiting might be all that’s needed. This involves monitoring your symptoms until such time active treatment might help. Watchful waiting is often combined with lifestyle modifications aimed at symptom improvement.

Active treatments


Medications are often the right choice if you have mild to moderate symptoms, and are usually tried before considering surgical procedures. Medicines tend to be recommended for men who:

  • Have bothersome urinary symptoms

  • Have tried lifestyle changes

  • Are at risk of developing complications of enlarged prostate

There are broadly multiple medications that can help treat enlarged prostate and relieve the associated urinary symptoms:

Which treatment is best for me?

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