Prostate enlargement, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BHP) is a condition where the prostate gland grows bigger in size. This condition affects almost all men as they grow older, particularly those over 50 years of age. The prostate gland is one underneath the bladder. When this gland grows bigger, it can block the flow of urine through the urethra- the tube that carries the urine from the bladder out of the body through the penis. If not treated in time, it can cause urinary tract, bladder or kidney problems.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Enlargement?
The signs and symptoms of prostate enlargement are:
- A weak flow when urinating
- Inability to urinate
- A feeling that your bladder has not emptied properly
- Needing to urinate more often, especially at night
- Dribbling urine after you finish urinating
- Sudden urge to urinate
- Pain with urination or blood in urine