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What are the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)?

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You may have:

As symptoms progress, you may develop:

  • Slowness or dribbling of your urine
  • Hesitancy or difficulty starting to urinate
  • Frequent urination
  • Feeling of urgency or sudden need to urinate
  • Need to get up at night to urinate
  • Bladder stones
  • Bladder infection
  • Blood in your urine
  • Damage to your kidneys from retaining large amounts of urine in your bladder
  • Sudden blockage of the urinary tube, making urination impossible

From: Enlarged Prostate WebMD Medical Reference

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FDA.

American Urological Association.   "Early Detection of Prostate Cancer."

American Cancer Society.  "American Cancer Society Recommendations for Prostate Cancer Early Detection."

Medical News Today. 

The National Library of Medicine. 

Urological Sciences Research Foundation.

Bent, S.  

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. "Prostate Enlargement (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)."

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. "Prostate Cancer Screening Final Recommendation."

Massachusetts General Hospital. "Laser photo-vaporization of the prostate (PVP)."

Medscape. "Transurethral Microwave Thermotherapy of the Prostate (TUMT)."

UpToDate.com. "Transurethral procedures for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia." "Medical treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia."  

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 07, 2018

SOURCES: 

FDA.

American Urological Association.   "Early Detection of Prostate Cancer."

American Cancer Society.  "American Cancer Society Recommendations for Prostate Cancer Early Detection."

Medical News Today. 

The National Library of Medicine. 

Urological Sciences Research Foundation.

Bent, S.  

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. "Prostate Enlargement (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)."

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. "Prostate Cancer Screening Final Recommendation."

Massachusetts General Hospital. "Laser photo-vaporization of the prostate (PVP)."

Medscape. "Transurethral Microwave Thermotherapy of the Prostate (TUMT)."

UpToDate.com. "Transurethral procedures for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia." "Medical treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia."  

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 07, 2018

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