Illustration of urinals with "Enlarge Prostate?" text.

What causes BPH?

It’s not exactly clear. But you’re not alone, BPH impacts 90% of men by the age of 85.1

Take the Quiz
Normal prostate illustration.

A normal prostate

For just about all men, BPH is a natural upshot of getting older. That’s because your prostate doubles in size in your teens, then continues to grow for the rest of your life.2

Enlarged prostate illustration.

An enlarged prostate

Eventually, an enlarged prostate can squeeze down on the small tube that transports urine from the bladder out of your penis and restrict the flow of urine.

This can lead to problems

While the symptoms of BPH are likely to be mild to moderate at first, it can have a significant impact on your quality of life. Left untreated, BPH can lead to bladder, urinary tract or kidney problems.

Explore BPH Symptoms

Take the Quiz

Take our BPH quiz to gain insight into the severity of your symptoms and help you kick-start the conversation about BPH with your doctor.

Find a Specialist

Use our Specialist Finder to get in contact with Urologists who specialize in diagnosing and treating male urinary conditions like BPH.

References

  1. Barry M, Roehrborn C. Management of benign prostatic hyperplasia.Ann Rev Med. 1997 Feb;48:77-189.
  2. Jarvis TR, Chughtai B, Kaplan SA. Testosterone and benign prostatic hyperplasia.Asian J Androl. 2015;17(2):212-6..

All images are the property of Boston Scientific. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Content of this web site is for Informational Purposes only and does not constitute medical advice and should not be used for medical diagnoses. Boston Scientific strongly recommends that you consult with your physician on all matters pertaining to your health or to address any clinical/medical questions.