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What is Enlarged prostate?

What is Enlarged prostate?

Enlargement of the prostate gland occurs with age in men. The most common cause is Benign Prostate Hyperplasia ...more »

  • Enlarged prostate: Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland that may restrict the flow of urine from the bladder.

Enlarged prostate: Introduction

Types of Enlarged prostate:

Broader types of Enlarged prostate:

How many people get Enlarged prostate?

Prevalance of Enlarged prostate: Most men over age 60 have some BPH, but not all have problems with blockage. (Source: excerpt from Your Urinary System and How It Works: NIDDK)

Who gets Enlarged prostate?

Patient Profile for Enlarged prostate: Very common in older men

Profile for Enlarged prostate: BPH rarely causes symptoms before age 40, but more than half of men in their sixties and as many as 90 percent in their seventies and eighties have some symptoms of BPH. (Source: excerpt from Prostate Enlargement Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: NIDDK)

Gender Profile for Enlarged prostate: Men only

How serious is Enlarged prostate?

Complications of Enlarged prostate: see complications of Enlarged prostate

What causes Enlarged prostate?

Causes of Enlarged prostate: see causes of Enlarged prostate
Risk factors for Enlarged prostate: see risk factors for Enlarged prostate

What are the symptoms of Enlarged prostate?

Symptoms of Enlarged prostate: see symptoms of Enlarged prostate

Complications of Enlarged prostate: see complications of Enlarged prostate

Onset of Enlarged prostate: BPH is a common problem that affects the quality of life (QOL) in approximately one third of men older than 50 years. BPH is histologically evident in up to 90% of men by age 85 years.

Enlarged prostate: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Enlarged prostate.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Enlarged prostate.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Enlarged prostate: see treatments for Enlarged prostate
Alternative treatments for Enlarged prostate: see alternative treatments for Enlarged prostate
Research for Enlarged prostate: see research for Enlarged prostate

Society issues for Enlarged prostate


Hospitalization statistics for Enlarged prostate: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Enlarged prostate:

  • 0.32% (41,029) of hospital consultant episodes were for hyperplasis of prostate in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 95% of hospital consultant episodes for hyperplasis of prostate required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for hyperplasis of prostate were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10% of hospital consultant episodes for hyperplasis of prostate required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for hyperplasis of prostate in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for hyperplasis of prostate in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Physician office visits for Enlarged prostate: 6.4 million men over 30 in 2000 (weighted Analysis of 2000 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, 2003)
Physician office visit statistics for Enlarged prostate: The following are statistics from various sources about physician office visits and Enlarged prostate:
  • 6.4 million visits were made to physician offices regarding enlarged prostate in the US 2000 (Weighted Analysis of 1999 NAMCS, 2003, NIDDK)
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Organs Affected by Enlarged prostate:

Organs and body systems related to Enlarged prostate include:

Name and Aliases of Enlarged prostate

Main name of condition: Enlarged prostate

Other names or spellings for Enlarged prostate:

prostate enlargement, Benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH

Enlarged prostate: Related Conditions

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