Past health and personal choice have an impact on treatment plan. Talk with your doctor about your risk factors and/or experience with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Open communication with the doctor will help you take an active role in your care.
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
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Last reviewed September 2020 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Adrienne Carmack, MD Last Updated: 11/4/2020