Prostatitis is a similar condition that causes an enlarged prostate in men that can come and go, come one gradually or quickly. Symptoms can include pain, difficulty urinating, urinary retention, urgency, and more. Many men experience Chronic Prostatitis (CP), in which symptoms can come and go for months and years. The causes of CP are largely misunderstood. Although infection can cause prostatitis, urologists agree that only about 10% of all cases are due to this, other causes range from hormonal imbalance to structural problems in the lower back and pelvis. We treat the root causes of the patient’s CP using a wide variety of the latest methods.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a common trait among men. When the prostate begins it’s second period of growth, in a man’s mid twenties, it continues to slowly grow for the rest of the man’s life. This enlarging of the prostate can put pressure on the urethra, essentially squeezing it shut, which leads to difficulty urinating and urinary retention (failure to empty the bladder completely).
Board Certified Urologist and Urologic Oncologist Emilia Ripoll MD looks for the underlying causes of the symptoms using the latest diagnostic techniques and employs the latest rejuvenative procedures to restore men to health.