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BENIGN PROSTATISM

Clinical presentation

Due to the variable, but inevitable, benign enlargement of the prostate gland in most men from the sixth decade onwards, some symptoms of prostatism will progressively present in most men as they age. In the majority, bladder symptoms are mild and cause only minimal inconvenience. They accordingly require no active treatment, a policy of ‘wait and see’ being sufficient at the time.