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Benign prostatic hyperplasia

Updated: 2024-02-14


Linked to aging, this condition causes the prostate gland to get bigger and cause trouble with urinating.


Benign prostatic hyperplasia, also called enlarged prostate, can block the flow of urine out of the bladder. The condition causes bladder, urinary tract or kidney problems.


Benign prostatic hyperplasia can cause an urgent need to urinate often. It can prevent being able to fully empty the bladder. The stream may be weak or may stop and start.


Treatments include medicines, surgery and procedures that involve smaller, fewer or no cuts.