Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is when the prostate increases in size. It is common in men over the age of 50.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is when the prostate increases in size. It is part of the normal ageing process and is common in men over the age of 50.

Symptoms of BPH can include:

  • difficulty starting to pee
  • having a weak flow of pee
  • needing to pee more often than usual, especially at night
  • feeling like you have not completely emptied your bladder after peeing
  • an urgent need to pee
  • blood in the pee or semen (this is rare).