Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

Kidney Tissue

About Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) is also referred to as enlarged prostate—a small, walnut-shaped organ located just below the bladder that is part of the male reproductive system. Typically, the prostate gland remains a constant size until men reach the age of 40. When the prostate enlarges, it may cause difficulty passing urine. If the prostate continues to grow, the bladder may be unable to empty completely, leading to a condition called urinary retention. Symptoms of BPH include the feeling that the bladder is full even right after urinating, increase need to urinate or go immediately, a weak urine flow, sporadic urination (continuous starting and stopping), the need to push or strain, and more.