What Are MIIPs? / Enlarged Prostate
What is a prostate?
The prostate is a gland found only in men. The prostate surrounds the neck of the bladder, which holds urine. It is usually the size of a walnut, but the prostate often grows larger later in life. Many older men experience symptoms of an enlarged prostate. This condition is called benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH.
What are the symptoms of an enlarged prostate?
An enlarged prostate can make it hard to pass urine, or urinate. This is because an enlarged prostate can partially block the flow of urine out of the bladder. Symptoms of an enlarged prostate are the following: