Many men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) exhibit few or no symptoms. When symptoms of BPH do occur, they may range from mild and barely noticeable to serious and disruptive. Also, there is not necessarily a relationship between the size of the prostate and the severity and number of symptoms. Men with large prostate glands may not experience server symptoms, while men with mildly enlarged prostate glands may experience much worse symptoms.
BPH main symptoms are urinary problems such as:
- Difficulty getting a urine stream started and completely stopped (also known as dribbling).
- Feeling the need to urinate frequently
- A weak urine stream.
- A feeling that your bladder is not completely empty after you urinate.
- Straining to start urinating
- The urge to urinate shortly after finishing urinating
- Painful urination (dysuria)
- Frequent urination at night (nocturia)
- Sudden urges to urinate
These symptoms may be caused by other medical conditions, such as heart problems, urinary tract infections, prostate cancer, or other neurologic diseases.
If you are experiencing the symptoms of BPH, contact MDforMen (or your local urologist) and ask for an examination.