Benign Prostate Problems The prostate gland can develop several conditions that are not cancerous. Pain, inflammation, and impotency are common problems. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) BPH is a condition in which the prostate gland becomes very enlarged and may cause problems associated with urination. Prostatitis Prostatitis is the most common prostate problem in men younger than 50. Some estimates state that at least half of all men, at some point in their lives, will develop symptoms of prostatitis. Impotence/Erectile Dysfunction For most men, erectile dysfunction is caused by physical problems, usually related to the blood supply of the penis. Many advances have occurred in both diagnosis and treatment of erectile dysfunction. Urinary Incontinence Urinary incontinence is the loss of urine control, or the inability to hold your urine until you can reach a bathroom.