Hello, benign prostatic hypertrophy is a Age-associated prostate gland enlargement that can cause urination difficulty.
Very common. In elderly male.
Treatable by a medical professional
Requires a medical diagnosis
Lab tests or imaging often required
Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong
This type of prostate enlargement isn't thought to be a precursor to prostate cancer.
With this condition, the urinary stream may be weak, or stop and start. In some cases, it can lead to infection, bladder stones and reduced kidney function.
Treatments include medications that relax or shrink the prostate, surgery, and minimally invasive surgery.
Please consult a urologist.
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