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An enlarged prostate gland and incontinence

Some men with an enlarged prostate gland (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH for short) eventually start to experience urinary incontinence, the involuntary discharge of urine. The incontinence can be related to overactive bladder, one of the changes in bladder function caused by BPH. Normally, the brain says “time to go” when your bladder is only partially full. That gives you a fair warning to find a place to relieve yourself. When you decide to…

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