An elevated level of phosphate in the blood. Higher-than-normal levels can be caused by ingestion of phosphate-rich foods, such as dairy products, or by kidney failure.
Dark spots on the skin. Hyperpigmentation is primarily a cosmetic concern that can be covered with makeup, although in some cases (such as the cafe au lait spots associated with neurofibromatosis) it can be a sign of an underlying medical problem.
An increase in the number of normal cells in a tissue or an organ. Hyperplasia can represent a precancerous condition.
- Hyperplasia of the prostate, nodular
Benign prostatic hyperplasia.
- Hyperplasia, benign prostatic
A common, noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. The enlarged prostate may compress the urinary tube (urethra), which courses through the center of the prostate, impeding the flow of urine from the bladder through the urethra to the outside. Abbreviated BPH. If BPH is severe enough, complete blockage can occur. BPH generally begins after age […]
- Hyperplasia, endometrial
A condition characterized by overgrowth of the lining of the uterus. This is considered a precancerous condition.