Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or benign prostatic hypertrophy is the enlargement of the prostate gland. The word "benign" means the cells are not cancerous. "Hyperplasia" means an increased number of cells.
Androgens are a group of male sex hormones responsible for sexual and reproductive functions as well as the development of physical characteristics specific to men, such as the pattern of hair growth, voice, musculature and bone development.
Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancers found in men where abnormal cells grow out of control in the prostate gland. It may be confined within the gland or may be aggressive and spread to other parts of the body and cause serious complications.
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is the infection of the urinary system which mainly includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, prostate (in men) and urethra. Urinary tract infections occur when bacteria develop in the urinary system.
The bladder is a hollow muscular elastic organ that stores urine excreted by the kidneys, before it is emptied from the body by means of urination. Cancer that starts in the urinary bladder is known as bladder cancer.
Circumcision is the surgical removal of the skin covering the tip of the penis called the foreskin. Circumcision is common for newborn boys in certain parts of the world for religious and social reasons.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is the enlargement of the prostate gland in men. Situated around the urethra (tube that expels urine), the prostate gland can block the flow of urine as it enlarges causing urinary problems.
Urethroplasty is reconstructive surgery for treatment of urethral stricture disease (scarring and narrowing of the urethra). It is performed when urethral strictures recur despite dilatation and incision.
The prostate gland is an organ found in men, surrounding the neck of the urinary bladder. The gland grows with age, but if it grows too big, it can exert pressure on the urethra (tubes that drain urine), and may obstruct the flow of urine.