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Benign prostate enlargement


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Symptoms of benign prostate enlargement include needing to pee more than usual and finding it hard to empty your bladder.

It's not clear what causes benign prostate enlargement. It's thought to be linked to hormone changes that happen as you get older.

Benign prostate enlargement may not need treatment if it's mild. If it's more severe, you may need medicine or surgery to make your prostate smaller.

Benign prostate enlargement is where a small gland found near a man's bladder, called the prostate, is bigger than usual. It's not usually serious.

Page last reviewed: 08/06/2023
Next review due: 08/06/2026