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Enlarged prostate

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Introduction
Prostate enlargement, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, is a common condition that affects older men. It is usually not a serious threat to health.
Symptoms of prostate enlargement
The symptoms of prostate enlargement are caused by the enlarged prostate placing pressure on the bladder and urethra.
Causes of prostate enlargement
The exact cause of prostate enlargement is unknown, but research suggests that hormones probably play an important role in the development of the
Diagnosing prostate enlargement
The diagnosis of prostate enlargement has three stages. Your GP will first need to determine whether your symptoms match the usual pattern of symptoms.
Treating prostate enlargement
If you have an enlarged prostate, your recommended treatment plan will be determined by how severe your symptoms are.
Complications of prostate enlargement
Prostate enlargement can sometimes lead to complications, such as a urinary tract infection (UTI) or acute urinary retention (AUR). However, serious complications are rare.
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