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Were you looking for information about BPH? Benign prostate hypertrophy is a common variation of BPH.
 
Benign prostatic hypertrophy (also known as BPH) is a condition that is common in older men, and refers to an enlargement of the prostate gland. Possible symptoms of the condition vary, but the most common ones involve changes or problems with urination. Treatment options for benign prostatic hypertrophy typically include watchful waiting, drug therapy, and surgery.
 
Surgery is generally the best long-term solution for BPH (and there are several different types). However, the specific treatment plan your doctor recommends will depend on various factors, such as the severity of your condition and if other medical conditions are present.
 
(Click BPH for more information, including specific symptoms, various treatment options, and different ways the condition is diagnosed. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
 
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