Case study – Benign prostatic hyperplasia
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CASE STUDY : Diagnosis â€“ Benign prostatic hyperplasia
A 72-year-old male is seen in the office with a complaint of difficulty urinating and starting urinary stream. The patient states he has had problems starting urinary stream for about 10 yr, but over the past 2 mo, he has noticed that not only is this difficult, but at times, it is very difficult to empty his bladder. He reluctantly states that he has had a few episodes of incontinence.
What additional questions should you ask the patient and why?
What should be included in the physical examination at this visit?
What are the possible differential diagnoses at this time?(support your diagnoses)
What tests should you order and why?(support your answer)
How should this patient be managed?