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Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH for short, is the enlargement of the prostate gland. It is caused by excess growth of cells in the prostate. This condition is not the same as prostate cancer

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Alternate Names : Blood Loss, Hemorrhage

Bleeding | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?

Symptoms of a large amount of blood loss are:

  • bluish lips and fingernails
  • bruising
  • clammy skin
  • confusion
  • decreased alertness
  • low blood pressure
  • paleness
  • rapid heart rate
  • shock
  • weakness
  • Examples of external bleeding through a natural opening include:

  • blood in the stool, which can appear to be either black, bright red, or maroon
  • blood in the urine
  • blood in the vomit, which can be red, brown, or black, like coffee grounds
  • vaginal bleeding
  • Internal bleeding can be minimal or serious. It can cause bruising or a hematoma, which is an area of swelling filled with blood. Internal swelling or bruising cannot be seen.

    Signs of internal bleeding may include :

  • abdominal pain, caused by irritation to the coverings of the abdominal structures
  • coughing up blood
  • fainting
  • shock
  • swelling of the abdomen

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    Author: James Broomfield, MD
    Reviewer: Adam Brochert, MD
    Date Reviewed: 09/19/01

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