Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are categorized either as voiding (formerly called obstructive) or storage (formerly called irritative) symptoms. BPH is often, but not always, the cause of LUTS, especially the voiding symptoms. Other medical conditions, such as bladder problems, can also cause these symptoms.
Some men with BPH may have few or no symptoms. The size of the prostate does not determine symptom severity. An enlarged prostate may be accompanied by few symptoms, while...Read more
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The prostate is located immediately beneath the bladder, and surrounds the urethra, the structure that brings the urine from the bladder to... Read more »
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition that refers to the enlargement of the prostate, the walnut-sized gland that is part of... Read more »