BY JOAN LIPPERT, WITH RICHARD J. MACCHIA, MD, AND IVAN ROTHMAN, ARNP, Author at Clinical Advisor

BY JOAN LIPPERT, WITH RICHARD J. MACCHIA, MD, AND IVAN ROTHMAN, ARNP

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Benign prostatic hyperplasia may cause stenosis of the urethra

Recognizing symptoms of an enlarged prostate

The prostate gland has two important functions: To produce ejaculatory fluid and to act as a barrier to retrograde UTIs. Prostate enlargement, or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), can produce a constellation of unpleasant symptoms that result when the enlarged gland forces the bladder to work harder to expel urine. The prostatic obstruction is both…

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