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Disease or Condition — Kidney, Urinary, and Genital Disorders:
benign prostate hyperplasia

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Description

Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) is a condition in which the prostate gland becomes enlarged. It is a common condition in men over the age of 50 and is not cancerous. Symptoms of BPH include difficulty urinating, a weak or interrupted urine stream, a feeling of incomplete bladder emptying, and frequent urination, especially at night. Treatment for BPH may include medications, lifestyle changes, or surgery.

Synonyms
  • benign prostatic hypertrophy
  • BPH
  • enlarged prostate
  • prostate hyperplasia
  • prostatic enlargement
  • smooth enlarged prostate
  • soft enlarged prostate
Symptoms (patient's findings)
  • anorexia
  • dysuria
  • fever
  • flank pain
  • nausea
  • suprapubic pain
  • urinary frequency
  • urinary incontinence
  • vague abdominal pain
  • vomiting
Signs (examiner's findings)
  • disorientation
Basic Lab Tests (measurements)

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