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Describe the features of benign prostatic hyperplasia (b.P.H.).?

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Dr. Samuel Deem
Urology
9 doctors agree

In brief: Obstruction of urine

It involves enlargement of prostatic stromal and epithelial cells, resulting in the formation of large, discrete nodules in the area of prostate surrounding the urethra.
When sufficiently large, the nodules compress the urethra causing partial, or sometimes complete, blockage of the urethra, making one unable to void. It leads to symptoms of hesitancy, strain, urgency, frequent and painful voiding.

In brief: Obstruction of urine

It involves enlargement of prostatic stromal and epithelial cells, resulting in the formation of large, discrete nodules in the area of prostate surrounding the urethra.
When sufficiently large, the nodules compress the urethra causing partial, or sometimes complete, blockage of the urethra, making one unable to void. It leads to symptoms of hesitancy, strain, urgency, frequent and painful voiding.
Dr. Samuel Deem
Dr. Samuel Deem
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Dr. Andrew Siegel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvWr6fZ5834 my video answers this in detail.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Urinary problems

You refer to urine flow which becomes more difficult in men as the prostate enlarges with age.
It pushes on the urine outflow tract cause the symptoms of urgency, night frequency, slow and low flow and incomplete emptying of the bladder. Evaluation by your urologist to rule out cancer is needed. Meds to increase flow are available which can help.

In brief: Urinary problems

You refer to urine flow which becomes more difficult in men as the prostate enlarges with age.
It pushes on the urine outflow tract cause the symptoms of urgency, night frequency, slow and low flow and incomplete emptying of the bladder. Evaluation by your urologist to rule out cancer is needed. Meds to increase flow are available which can help.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Martin Raff
Urinary urgency, frequency, hesitancy in voiding, intermittent stream, terminal dribbling sometimes staining your clothing may all occur, along with increased risk of urinary infections.
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