If you experience the symptoms of BPH, see your doctor. Expect questions about your urinary flow problems, how long the symptoms have been present, and any prior genitourinary surgery or procedures. The most common symptoms of BPH involve changes or problems with urination. In medical articles, they are often grouped together and referred to as
Oct 15 2015
Around the time of a man’s 50th birthday (though sometimes sooner), his prostate begins to grow. This natural enlargement is called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It is called benign because it is not cancerous, and hyperplasia is the medical term for an increase in the number of cells in a tissue or an organ. BPH
Oct 10 2015
As the prostate enlarges, it starts to press against the urethra and the bladder (see Figure below), like a foot stepping on a garden hose or fingers pinching a straw. This pressure eventually obstructs the flow of urine, forcing the bladder to squeeze harder to push urine through the urethra. But straining to urinate, although
Dec 04 2008
This benign prostatic hypertrophy does not increase the risks of developing true prostate cancer. It is not a pre-cancerous disease. But it is a usual cause of low urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), a cause of discomfort for men. See: surgery of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy by LASER vapo-resection procedure.