Age-associated prostate gland enlargement that can cause urination difficulty.
Treatable by a medical professional
Requires a medical diagnosis
Lab tests or imaging often required
Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong
This type of prostate enlargement isn’t thought to be a precursor to prostate cancer.
With this condition, the urinary stream may be weak or stop and start. In some cases, it can lead to infection, bladder stones and reduced kidney function.
Treatments include medication that relaxes the bladder or shrinks the prostate, surgery and minimally invasive surgery.