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Feb 19,  · Learn about how benign prostatic hyperplasia can affect sexual function. We look at the effects and treatment options, including surgery, here.

Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH) is a condition that is poorly understood. Theories suggest that it is caused by a hormone imbalance of testosterone and estrogen or an imbalance of the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Symptoms of BPH are problems starting to urinate, and the feeling that the bladder is full.

Sheldon Marks, MD, explains nearly everything you need to know about an enlarged prostate but were afraid to ask.

Benign (noncancerous) enlargement of the prostate, known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH for short), is the most common prostate problem in men. Almost all men will develop some enlargement.