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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Alternate Names : BPH, Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy, Enlarged Prostate, Prostatism

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

Symptoms may range from mild to severe, and the most common ones involve changes or problems with urination, such as:

  • a feeling that the bladder has not been emptied completely
  • frequent urination
  • a hesitant, weak stream
  • leaking or dribbling, known as incontinence
  • more frequent urination, especially at night, known as nocturia
  • an urge to urinate again soon after emptying the bladder the last time
  • urgency to urinate
  • Some men have no symptoms at all before suddenly finding themselves totally unable to urinate. This condition is called acute urinary retention and may be triggered by over-the-counter cold or allergy medicines that contain decongestants.

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    Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Diagnosis & Tests

    Author: Stuart Wolf, MD
    Reviewer: Melinda Murray Ratini, DO
    Date Reviewed: 12/18/01

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