Signs and Symptoms of an Enlarged Prostate

Author: Brian Hildebrandt, Last Updated: Feb. 21, 2017

If you’re like most men, having the symptoms of an enlarged prostate may be a little worrisome, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the prostate’s inner workings.

Odds are, your prostate gland has only increased in size, which has been labeled as Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH), making the symptoms not due to prostate cancer.

Main Signs/Symptoms of Enlarged Prostate (Urination)

  • A weak stream of urine when stopping and starting
  • Difficulty starting urination
  • Dribbling or leaking of urine, especially after urinating
  • A sense of not emptying the bladder
  • Frequent urination
  • A Strong and sudden desire to urinate especially at night
  • Blood in the urine

Swollen Prostate Gland (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH))

If your prostate gland is larger than normal, it’s best to talk to your doctor, regardless of what you’re experiencing.

As previously stated, an enlarged prostate gland and prostate cancer are two distinct diseases. Cancer obviously being much more serious of the two.

Medication Hormones and Testosterone

Having enlarged prostate symptoms may be the result of a specific hormone imbalance (caused from high estrogen or steroids) that can be treated with the medication.

Talk to your doctor for more information on treatment options.


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