Introduction: Benign Prostate Hyperplasia


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Benign Prostate Hyperplasia: Non-cancerous prostrate enlargement common with aging

Benign Prostate Hyperplasia: It is common for the prostate gland to become enlarged as a man ages. Doctors call the condition benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or benign prostatic hypertrophy.


   Normal urine flow.


   Urine flow with BPH.

As a man matures, the prostate goes through two main periods of growth. The first occurs early in puberty, when the prostate doubles in size. At around age 25, the gland begins to grow again. This second growth phase often results, years later, in BPH. 1

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1. excerpt from Prostate Enlargement Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: NIDDK

Last revision: Oct 27, 2003

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