Illustration of male reproductive and urinary anatomy

The prostate is a gland in men. It helps make semen, the fluid that contains sperm. The prostate surrounds the tube that carries urine out of the body. As men age, their prostate grows bigger. If it gets too large, it can cause problems. An enlarged prostate is also called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Most men will get BPH as they get older. Symptoms often start after age 50.

BPH is not cancer, and it does not seem to increase your chance of getting prostate cancer. But the early symptoms are the same. Check with your doctor if you have

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  1. Enlarged Prostate (BPH) (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... enlarged prostate is also called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Most men will get BPH as they get older. Symptoms often start after age 50. BPH is not cancer, and it does not seem ...
  2. Resources - benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH); Prostate enlargement resources; BPH resources
  3. ... Conditions Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Diagnosis How is BPH Diagnosed? The American Urological Association (AUA) developed a BPH Symptom Score Index. It asks how often urinary ...
  4. ... Conditions Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Treatment How is BPH Treated? There are many treatments for BPH. You and your health care provider will decide ...
  5. ... treatments. How can you prevent a recurrence of BPH? Once you have been treating, taking medication continually can prevent BPH symptoms from returning or getting worse. In some ...
  6. ... caused by BPH. What are the symptoms of BPH? The main symptoms of BPH happen when you ... also have fever or chills. Can I relieve BPH without drugs? Many men can relieve symptoms with ...
  7. BPH; Benign prostatic hyperplasia (hypertrophy); Prostate - enlarged ... a result of testicular cancer) do not develop BPH. Also, if the testicles are removed after a ...
  8. Prostate Enlargement: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... Information > Health Topics > Urologic Diseases > Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) | Share External Link Disclaimer Urologic Diseases Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Alternate Versions PDF Version (500 KB) You can ...
  9. What I Need to Know about Prostate Problems Easy-to-Read From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    ... for you. [ Top ] What is prostate enlargement, or BPH? If you're a man over 50 and ... problems have taken over your life. [ Top ] Is BPH a sign of cancer? No. It's true that ...
  10. Prostate Changes That Are Not Cancer From the National Institutes of Health (National Cancer Institute)  
    ... if the PSA number is high. Enlarged Prostate (BPH) BPH stands for benign prostatic hyperplasia. Benign means " ... pressing on the bladder and urethra. Symptoms of BPH Trouble starting a urine stream or making more ...
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