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Benign prostatic hyperplasia

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Prostate Enlargement Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: NIDDK (Excerpt)

It is common for the prostate gland to become enlarged as a man ages. Doctors call the condition benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or benign prostatic hypertrophy.


   Normal urine flow.


   Urine flow with BPH.

As a man matures, the prostate goes through two main periods of growth. The first occurs early in puberty, when the prostate doubles in size. At around age 25, the gland begins to grow again. This second growth phase often results, years later, in BPH. (Source: excerpt from Prostate Enlargement Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: NIDDK)

Your Urinary System and How It Works: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition in men that affects the prostate gland, which is part of the male reproductive system. The prostate is located at the bottom of the bladder and surrounds the urethra. BPH is an enlargement of the prostate gland that can interfere with urinary function in older men. (Source: excerpt from Your Urinary System and How It Works: NIDDK)

 

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