Benign prostatic hyperplasia and lower urinary tract symptoms in men oxford urology library edited by alexander bachmann and jean de la rosette. Benign prostatic hyperplasia bph is defined histologically several terms such as prostatism symptoms of bph and clinical bph have previously been used to describe male lower urinary tract symptoms luts these descriptions incorrectly imply that urinary symptoms in the male arise from the prostate. Surgical management of lower urinary tract symptoms attributed to benign prostatic hyperplasia 2018 published 2018 the goal of this revised guideline is to provide a useful reference on the effective evidence based surgical management of male lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia luts bph. Benign prostatic hyperplasia bph also called prostate enlargement is a noncancerous increase in size of the prostate symptoms may include frequent urination trouble starting to urinate weak stream inability to urinate or loss of bladder control complications can include urinary tract infections bladder stones and chronic kidney problems . Benign prostatic hyperplasia bph and lower urinary tract symptoms luts are highly prevalent conditions among older men the prevalence of bph among us men aged 60 to 69 years is estimated to be over 70 with approximately 65 million white men aged 50 to 79 years affected
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