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What Causes BPH?

The cause of BPH is not known. The prostate goes through 2 main periods of growth. In early puberty, it doubles in size. Then around age 25, the prostate starts to grow again. It continues to grow for most of a man's life.

The continuing growth of the prostate may not cause problems until much later in life, when the second period of growth may result in BPH. It is a common problem for men starting in their 60s. And it is more likely for men in their 70s and 80s to have some symptoms of BPH.

If you’re experiencing symptoms of BPH, talk to your doctor about next steps for diagnosis. Appointments can then be made at Atlantic General Urology for further evaluation and treatment, by calling 410-629-6277.