What is Enlarged Prostate?
Signs & Symptoms of Enlarged Prostate and when to see the doctor?

10 April, 2018

Enlarged Prostate (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia – BPH)

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland, a common occurrence in older men.

The prostate is a part of male reproductive system and prostate is walnut-shaped gland. Prostate makes fluid that is directed towards semen. Prostate fluid is essential for a man’s fertility. The prostate gland is located beneath your bladder. It transports urine from the bladder through the center of the prostate. Due to prostate enlargement, there is blockage in urine flow.

What Are the Symptoms of Enlarged Prostate (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia – BPH)?

As the prostate starts getting larger, it pinches the urethra. This causes symptoms that affect your urine flow. People suffering from prostate gland enlargement may have different symptoms, however common signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia(BPH) include:

  • Frequent or urgent need to urinate
  • Increased frequency of urination at night
  • Difficulty starting urination
  • The sensation of full bladder, even after you’ve just passed
  • Weak urine stream or an interrupted stream that stops and starts
  • Dribbling at the end of urination
  • Inability to completely empty the bladder
  • Urine leakage

Causes of Enlarged Prostate (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia – BPH)?

The prostate gland is located beneath your bladder. The transportation tube that directs the urine from the bladder out of your penis (urethra) passes through the center of the prostate. Due to prostate enlargement, there is blockage in urine flow.

Most men have continued prostate growth throughout life. In many men, prostate keep on growing enough to cause urinary symptoms or to significantly block urine flow.

Prostate enlargement reasons are still not known. However, it is believed that it may be due to changes in the sex hormones as men grow older.

When to see a doctor?

Contact a doctor for any of the following symptoms. These symptoms are even more significant if accompanied with high fever and chills:

  • Urinary burning or pain
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Difficulty or pain when starting urination
  • Pain in the genital area
  • Pain with ejaculation

If a person develops high fever with chills or a new onset of difficulty in urinating, seek medical care immediately or go to a hospital's emergency department because the infection may be spreading to other areas of the body.

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