BPH is monitored but there is no active treatment. Diet and medicine can control symptoms. You will have a yearly exam. Your health care provider will look for worse or new symptoms before beginning 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 treatment. Men with moderate symptoms who are not bothered by the symptoms are also good candidates.