What does it mean if you have an enlarged prostate?

The prostate gland in men is the organ that helps in producing a fluid that carries the sperm outside the body while ejaculating. This is surrounded by urethra, the tube that helps the urine pass out from the body. In simple words, enlarged prostate means that there has been an abnormal growth in the size of the prostate. As men grow older, this is one of the most common problems that they face.

Enlarged prostate is also known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. One of the only main causes for this medical condition is age, the more the age the higher the chances of enlarged prostate. Some of the symptoms include inability to urinate, incontinence, sudden,s strong and frequent urge to urinate, weaker urine stream and pain in urinating. There can be blood sometimes in the urine as well.

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