When it comes to prostate problems and their symptoms quite a few men seem to have developed a blind spot. It is like these men are thinking: “Nah, that won’t happen to me.” However, statistics seem to show otherwise, and the numbers are definitely reason for concern.
It’s been stated that over 6 million men in the USA alone experience symptoms of an enlarged prostate. Most men are not aware of their prostate gland, yet it is an important part of the male reproductive system.
One out of six men develops prostate cancer and each year many men are killed by it. Early detection might have been their life saver. Therefore it is very important to educate yourself and to be aware of the first signs of an enlargement of the prostate.
The best way to make sure that nothing serious will happen to you when it comes to your prostate gland, is to educate yourself about the signs of an enlarged prostate and go for periodical checkups.
Health conscious men usually notice any problems with their prostate before these have become severe. Periodical checkups for men over fifty normally include an examination of the prostate gland in order to detect prostate cancer even before any symptoms have developed. If your doctor would notice anything unusual during a check-up, he can immediately arrange for you to have additional diagnostic tests.
Symptoms of an enlarged prostate
Though rarely affected by prostate enlargement before they reach the age of fifty, there are many men who do experience bothersome symptoms after that age.
These discomforts may start out mild, but if not paid attention to, may easily become very severe.
Not every man with prostate problems gets the same symptoms, and also the variety of symptoms may be different in each man during the course of possible prostate diseases.
It’s also important to realize that similar symptoms may be caused by totally different diseases. Most symptoms seem to develop gradually.
The bottom line is: If you are a male and have any of the following symptoms, you may have a prostate problem and you should see your doctor.
First signs of prostate enlargement or more serious problems may be:
- It may be difficult to start urination
- Slow urine stream
- Weak urine stream
- Dribbling of urine when actually finished urinating
- Frequent urination
- Feeling a sudden almost uncontrollable urge to urinate
- More than once having to get up to go to toilet during the night to urinate
- Feeling a strong need to urinate while having only a small amount of urine
- Pain when urinating
- Pain in the abdomen
- Pain or stiffness in the pelvis, upper thighs or lower back
- Urine blockage
- Blood in urine
- Sexual problems
Some men suffer in silence because they are uncomfortable about seeing their doctor with symptoms like these. Or because they worry about the possibility of maybe having to face a more serious disease and all of its consequences.
Such delay, caused by fear or shame, may make for the difference between early discovery with full recovery, or developing real serious problems.
Taking prostate problems and symptoms serious may save your life.
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