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What is benign prostatic hyperplasia?

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Often called BPH, benign prostatic hyperplasia is a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. It is very common, but rarely causes symptoms before age 40. According to the American Urological Association, about half of men between ages 51 and 60 and up to 90% of men older than age 80 have BPH.

From: Types of Prostate Disease WebMD Medical Reference

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American Urological Association. 

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 22, 2017

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American Urological Association. 

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on October 22, 2017

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