Managing voiding issues

In the past, when an older man presented to you with “waterworks problems”, you might have thought his prostate was the issue and, after examining him, referred to a urologist “to assess his prostatism”. And the urologist would probably have offered him a TURP.

How times have changed! The term prostatism is now avoided and there are several medical treatment options beyond the good old-fashioned TURP.

‘Prostatism’ referred to prostate symptoms with connotations of obstruction. But in most men the situation is