Incontinence FAQs Topic Guide
Enlarged Prostate A man's prostate gland usually starts to enlarge after he reaches age 40 years or middle age. This condition is called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or benign prostatic hypertrophy. As the prostate gland grows, it may press on the urethra and cause difficulty with urination. Medications and surgery are available if an enlarged prostate is causing problems.