Causes and Diagnoses

Causes and Diagnoses of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

BPH is diagnosed with a physical examination by a urologist. The exam will include a digital rectal exam, urinalysis, and prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test. Patients will also be given a short questionnaire to assess the severity of symptoms and their impact on quality of life. A prostate biopsy is not required to diagnose BPH.