What symptoms are commonly present in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)?
The symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia are storage, voiding symptoms and also symptoms which occur after urination.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or prostate enlargement, is a noncancerous increase in size of the prostatic gland, a common condition among men, as they get older. Benign prostatic hyperplasia can be a progressive condition if left untreated. Incomplete voiding results in urinary stasis, which can lead to urinary tract infections. The diagnosis is typically based on examination and symptoms, after ruling out other possible causes.
Common symptoms in benign prostatic hyperplasia
An enlarged prostate gland often causes bladder, urinary tract or kidney problems, being the most common cause of lower urinary tract symptoms. These symptoms are divided into storage symptoms, voiding symptoms and also symptoms which occur after urination. The following symptoms may be accompanied by pain while urinating, called dysuria.
Storage symptoms include:
Voiding symptoms include:
Symptoms after urination:
Benign prostatic hyperplasia can also cause bladder outlet obstruction with the following symptoms: