What Increases Your Risk
Men who are older than 50
have a higher risk for
benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
testosterone, which is produced mainly by the
testicles, is needed in order for BPH to develop.
Men who have their testicles removed before puberty never develop BPH. Men who
have their testicles removed after puberty (but before they have symptoms of
BPH) rarely develop BPH.
A family history of BPH may increase your
risk for needing treatment for this condition, especially if a relative
needed treatment before age 60.
vasectomy does not increase your risk of BPH.