Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-malignant enlargement of the prostate gland and is a common cause of urinary bladder outlet obstruction resulting in lower urinary tract symptoms in men over 40 years of age. Two out of every ten men will eventually require a procedure to relieve symptoms of BPH.
Patients may experience decreased urinary stream, hesitancy, incomplete emptying, greater frequency, Nocturia and urgency. Despite being a benign condition, there can be marked implications on the individual’s quality of life.
There are no known risk factors. Testoterone seem to play a part. Men who had testicles removed when young do not develop BPH