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Hello and welcome, Alan.
Criteria for undergoing the surgery are;
1) Medications not relieving the symptoms in 12 weeks.
2) Prostate size more than 40-50 gms. Ultrasound can detect the size and weight of the prostate.
So if both the above criteria are met; you may undergo surgery.
Before surgery, you may get video urodynamics for a comprehensive assessment.
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You are very welcome, Alan.
Learning the catheter inserting is not difficult but is not recommended as there is a significant chance of infection.
Laser for prostate is by far the best procedure and results are as good as TURP.
These are the plant origin agents which can help in decreasing the size of prostate;
African plum tree bark
Stinging nettle roots
Saw palmetto, (American dwarf palm) fruit
South African star grass roots
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