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What happens if enlarged prostate is not treated?

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If you don’t get treatment for prostate problems, your bladder can become irritated because urine is backing up rather than being released.

Your symptoms may start to cause more issues in your day-to-day life. For instance, it may be tough for you to control your bladder. You might wet the bed at night or not be able to get to the bathroom quickly enough when the urgent need to go strikes.

You also could develop an infection in your urinary tract or get bladder stones.

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health: National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases -- Prostate Enlargement: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.

Cleveland Clinic: Diseases and Conditions -- Benign Prostatic Enlargement (BPH).

Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.

Mayo Clinic: Diseases and Conditions -- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 12, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health: National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases -- Prostate Enlargement: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.

Cleveland Clinic: Diseases and Conditions -- Benign Prostatic Enlargement (BPH).

Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Library: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.

Mayo Clinic: Diseases and Conditions -- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 12, 2018

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