Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

Enlarged prostate with benign prostatic hyperplasia compared with normal prostate

As men age, the prostate gland can grow larger, a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This can lead to uncomfortable urinary symptoms, such as blocking the flow of urine out of the bladder. Bladder, urinary tract or kidney problems also can result from BPH.