Treatment and medication for enlarged prostate (BPH) online

Skip the bathroom trips. Our board-certified medical professionals specializing in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) have expertise in treating the root cause. Book an appointment today to speak with our medical team to prescribe the right enlarged prostate medication and treatment. Get a new prescription or refill an existing BPH prescription today.*

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FDA-cleared BPH treatment for enlarged prostate

BPH medications administered by board-certified doctors*

Insurance accepted but not required

*Prescriptions are provided at the doctor's discretion. Learn more about our controlled substances policy and how to save up to 80% with our prescription discount card. PlushCare doctors cannot treat all cases of enlarged prostate (BPH). Our primary care physicians can conduct an initial evaluation of your symptoms but may need to refer you to a specialist or for in-person treatment. If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms, seek emergency medical attention immediately.

Enlarged prostate (BPH) treatment

In some cases, the treatment of BPH involves self-care and lifestyle changes, including:

  • Urinating as soon as you feel the urge

  • Going to the bathroom to urinate, even if you don't feel the urge

  • Avoiding over-the-counter sinus medicines

  • Avoiding alcohol and caffeine consumption

  • Reducing your stress levels

  • Exercising regularly to strengthen your bladder muscles


If urinary symptoms continue, your doctor may recommend surgical management, including:

  • Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP): This is the most commonly used surgical procedure for BPH. Your doctor inserts a small instrument through your urethra into the prostate to remove prostate tissue piece by piece.

  • Simple prostatectomy: Your doctor will incision into your abdomen or perineum behind your scrotum. The inner part of your prostate will be removed, leaving the outer part.

  • Transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP): This is similar to TURP, but your doctor won't remove prostate tissue. Instead, your doctor will make a small incision to enlarge your bladder outlet and urethra. This increases urine flow to prevent urinary incontinence.

  • Prostate laser surgery: Laser surgery, a minimally invasive surgery, can destroy prostate tissue. The laser is fired through a small tube passed up the urethra.

Enlarged prostate (BPH) medication

What is BPH?

Enlargement of the prostate, also called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), happens when the cells of the prostate gland begin to multiply. Over time, these additional prostate cells cause the prostate gland to swell, which squeezes the urethra and limits urine flow.

BPH isn't the same as prostate cancer and doesn't cause an increased risk of cancer. However, it can cause symptoms that affect your quality of life. Because benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a normal aging condition, it cannot be prevented.

Schedule an appointment with one of our doctors to discuss your symptoms and urinary frequency, even if they don't bother you. If you can't pass any urine, seek medical help immediately.



BPH (enlarged prostate) FAQs

  • What causes an enlarged prostate?

    Although the exact cause of BPH is unknown, changes in male sex hormones that occur with aging may be a factor. A family history of prostate problems or abnormalities with your testicles can increase BPH risk.

  • What does an enlarged prostate mean?

    An enlarged prostate means that the prostate gland has grown bigger.

  • What is the best surgery for an enlarged prostate?

    Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is considered the best surgery for men with moderate to severe urinary problems who haven't responded to medication.

  • What is the fastest way to shrink an enlarged prostate?

    Hormone reduction medications, 5-alpha reductase inhibitors, are the fastest way to shrink an enlarged prostate gland.

  • How to check for enlarged prostate at home?

    To safely check for an enlarged prostate, avoid at-home tests and schedule an appointment with your doctor. Your doctor will likely perform a digital rectal exam (DRE) and/or a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test to provide a diagnosis.

How to get treated for an enlarged prostate online

Step 1: Book an appointment

Step 1

Book an enlarged prostate treatment appointment.

Book a same-day appointment from anywhere.

Step 2

Talk to your clinician regarding your BPH symptoms.

Visit with a doctor on your smartphone or computer.

Step 3

Pick up your medication for BPH.

We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

Related conditions to benign prostatic hyperplasia

  • Other conditions may present similar symptoms to benign prostatic hyperplasia. Below is a list of related conditions to discuss when meeting with one of our doctors.

    Prostatitis

    Prostate cancer

    Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)

    Urinary retention

    Bladder stones

    Urinary tract infections (UTIs)

    Overactive bladder (OAB)

    Urethral stricture

    Kidney damage

    Hematuria (blood in urine)

Enlarged Prostate treatment pricing details

How it works

To request Enlarged Prostate treatment and get a new or refill on your prescription, join our monthly membership and get discounted visits

Paying with insurance

Membership

$16.99/month

First month free

Visits

Copay

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week

  • Unlimited messages with your Care Team

  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%

  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests

  • Free memberships for your family

  • Cancel anytime

Visit price with insurance

Often the same as an office visit. Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less!

  • We accept these insurance plans and many more:

    • Humana
    • Aetna
    • United Healthcare

Paying without insurance

Membership

$16.99/month

First month free

Visits

$129

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week

  • Unlimited messages with your Care Team

  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%

  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests

  • Free memberships for your family

  • Cancel anytime

Visit price without insurance

Initial visits are $129.

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