Benign prostatic hyperplasia

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What is benign prostatic hyperplasia?

Benign prostatic hyperplasia, often called benign prostatic hypertrophy, is a non-cancerous condition characterized by enlargement or overgrowth of the prostate gland resulting in the formation of nodules which can interfere with the normal flow of urine.

Common symptoms reported by people with benign prostatic hyperplasia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people for benign prostatic hyperplasia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Flomax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
261
Treatment name(s)

(Proscar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
118
Treatment name(s)

(Avodart)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
48
Treatment name(s)

(Cardura)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
30

Data from patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with benign prostatic hyperplasia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Flomax)
Perceived effectiveness
for benign prostatic hyperplasia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Proscar)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Avodart)
Perceived effectiveness
for benign prostatic hyperplasia (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Cardura)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia, who have ever reported treatments, ordered by their reporting frequency during the last 5 years.
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Who has benign prostatic hyperplasia on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 6 new patients joined this month
  • 386 say benign prostatic hyperplasia is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 11
40s 18
50s 84
60s 268
70+ 327
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 11
40-49 years 50
50-59 years 66
60-69 years 30
70+ years 8

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 707
Female 7

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 212
Not Diagnosed 8

These charts show data from benign prostatic hyperplasia patients who have completed their condition history
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