Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

BPH, or prostate gland enlargement, is a common condition as men get older, and is recognized to be a normal part of the aging process. Unfortunately, it can cause bothersome urinary symptoms.

If left untreated, prostate gland enlargement can cause bladder, urinary tract, or kidney problems. BPH does not cause cancer or affect fertility or impotence. Treatments for prostate gland enlargement include medications, lifestyle changes and surgery.

If you and your doctor decide that the surgical route is right for you, there are several types of surgery that will reduce the size of the prostate gland and reopen the urethra.

Learn more from the Mayo Clinic online.