Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) — also called prostate gland enlargement — is a common situation as men get older. An enlarged prostate gland can cause uncomfortable urinary symptoms, such as blocking the flow of urine out of the bladder. It can also reason bladder, urinary tract or kidney problems.
The severity of symptoms in people who have prostate gland enlargement varies, but symptoms tend to gradually worsen over time. Common signs and symptoms of BPH include: