Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Can Be Protective

A Case Study

Jessica Wilkinson, MBChB; Jonathan Bird, BSc, PA; Edmund Leung, MBBS, MRCS, DMSc, FRCS


Urol Nurs. 2020;40(5):248-250. 

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Implications for Practice

The conservative treatment option is often the only option for older adults and patients with significant comorbidities. While it was unnatural for a patient to pass urine per the rectum, his quality of life and comorbid symptoms improved. It was a mark of successful conservative treatment, aided by the BPH. Surgery may have, in fact, been more perilous to the patient and his clinical outcome.