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What is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)?
MEDICAL ANIMATION TRANSCRIPT: If you have benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, your prostate gland is enlarged. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland in men. Just beneath your bladder, your prostate gland surrounds your urethra, the tube through which urine and semen exit your body. Your seminal vesicles and prostate make fluid that combines with sperm cells to create semen. During normal urination, urine flows from your bladder through the part of your urethra inside your prostate, then through the rest of your urethra to leave your body. For unknown reasons, your prostate gland may enlarge as you get older. If you have benign prostatic hyperplasia, your prostate may grow large enough to narrow or block the part of your urethra that runs through it. As a result, your enlarged prostate may slow or block the urine flow out of your body when you urinate.

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