Prostate Cancer Worried about your prostate Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia - Essential Facts As men get older, their prostates get bigger (benign prostatic enlargement). Most men will have symptoms, usually mild. In about 10% of men over 50, treatment is needed. The symptoms include: Weak stream Dribbling Difficulty starting Urgency Frequency Needing to get up in the night These symptoms can also occur with prostate cancer If BPH is left untreated, the man may eventually go into retention – he cannot pee. Retention is a painful emergency and the man has to go to the doctor immediately. Whatever your symptoms, it is vital that you go to the doctor.