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My brother was diagnosed with bph. What does this mean?
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Enlarged prostate
It means the gland at the bottom of the bladder is enlarged.
It constricts the urethra some causing the flow of urine to be slow in may be interrupted. If it gets worse a person may not be able to urinate leading to kidney obstruction. It is treated by medicines. When severe, surgery is helpful.

In brief: Enlarged prostate
It means the gland at the bottom of the bladder is enlarged.
It constricts the urethra some causing the flow of urine to be slow in may be interrupted. If it gets worse a person may not be able to urinate leading to kidney obstruction. It is treated by medicines. When severe, surgery is helpful.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
In brief: Enlarged prostate
Benign prostatic hypertrophy cause bladder out let obstruction & depending upon size & location- urinary symptoms frequency, urgency, hesitency etc occurs.

In brief: Enlarged prostate
Benign prostatic hypertrophy cause bladder out let obstruction & depending upon size & location- urinary symptoms frequency, urgency, hesitency etc occurs.
Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
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Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Pediatrics - Urology
In brief: Benign Prostatic
Hypertrophy or BPH is the enlargement of the prostate gland.
This can sometimes lead to urinary issues namely inability to completely empty the bladder. This inability to empty the bladder can further predispose men to urinary infections, frequent urination, blood in the urine and sometimes bladder stones.

In brief: Benign Prostatic
Hypertrophy or BPH is the enlargement of the prostate gland.
This can sometimes lead to urinary issues namely inability to completely empty the bladder. This inability to empty the bladder can further predispose men to urinary infections, frequent urination, blood in the urine and sometimes bladder stones.
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
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