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How come I have benign prostatic hypertrophy, but nobody else in the family has it?
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In brief: Not genetic
Benign prostatic hypertrophy is not a genetic disorder. It is a common occurence for all men as they age.
The degree of enlargement is and symptoms are variable, however.

In brief: Not genetic
Benign prostatic hypertrophy is not a genetic disorder. It is a common occurence for all men as they age.
The degree of enlargement is and symptoms are variable, however.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Thank
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Dr. Andrew Siegel
Just want to add that the three factors are the presence of testosterone, aging and genetics to some extent--which are pretty much a factor in all traits.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
I agree with above
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