Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy Differential Diagnoses
- Author: Levi A Deters, MD; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS more...
Symptoms often attributed to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) can be caused by any of the following conditions:
- Foreign bodies in the bladder (stones or retained stents)
- Urethral stricture due to trauma or a sexually transmitted disease
- Pelvic floor dysfunction
Excluding these entities based on findings from a thorough history and appropriately directed diagnostic studies is essential.
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