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Were you looking for information about BPH? Benign prostate hyperplasia is a common variation of the acronym BPH.
 
BPH stands for benign prostatic hyperplasia (or benign prostatic hypertrophy). This condition is common in older men, and refers to an enlargement of the prostate gland. The symptoms of BPH vary, but the most common symptoms involve changes or problems with urination. In the United States in 2000, there were 4.5 million visits to a physician for BPH. Treatment options for this condition include watchful waiting, drug therapy, and surgery.
 
(Click BPH for more information about what benign prostatic hyperplasia is, as well as its causes, symptoms, and treatment options.)
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