What are the complicaitons of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)?

Published On: September, 16, 2022


Most men suffering from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) do not develop complications. However, acute urinary retention can lead to severe complications. Below are the common enlarged prostate complications.

  • Sudden Inability to Urinate (Urinary Retention)

Inability to urinate is a severe condition that leads to various complications. Your doctor might need to insert a catheter into the bladder to drain the urine. Patients suffering from an enlarged prostate may also require surgery that helps relieve urinary retention.

  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

Difficulty in emptying the bladder fully increases the risk of infection of your urinary tract. If the patient suffers from frequent UTIs attacks, the doctor may perform surgery to remove part of the prostate.

  • Bladder Stones

Bladder stones are caused due to the inability to empty the bladder. The bladder stones can lead to bladder irritation, infection, obstruction of urine flow, and blood in the urine.

  • Bladder Damage

When the bladder does not empty, it tends to stretch and weaken gradually. The condition causes difficulty in contracting the bladder’s muscular walls, making it hard to empty the bladder.

  • Kidney Damage

The pressure in the bladder caused by urinary retention can cause complications and damage the kidneys. In other scenarios, the infections in the bladder tend to affect the kidney.

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