Watchful Waiting/Active Surveillance
If you and your doctor choose this treatment option, your BPH will be closely watched but not actively treated. Diet and medicine can control your symptoms. You will have a yearly exam. If your symptoms get worse or if new symptoms appear, your doctor may suggest that you begin 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. Men with moderate symptoms that do not bother them are also good candidates.