Watchful Waiting/Active Surveillance

BPH is monitored but there is no active treatment. Diet and medicine can control symptoms. You will have a yearly exam. Your health care provider will look for worse or new symptoms before beginning active treatment.

What Are The Benefits, Risks and Side Effects of Watchful Waiting/Active Surveillance?

There are no side effects. But it may be harder to reduce your symptoms later.

Who Are Good Candidates for Watchful Waiting/Active Surveillance?

Men with mild symptoms may be good candidates for this treatment. Men with moderate symptoms who are not bothered by the symptoms are also good candidates.

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