Whether you feel as though you have to urinate but can’t, have to go more regularly than usual or have extended dribbling, there are a variety of symptoms related to difficulty urinating that could mean prostate cancer. This is because the prostate gland surrounds the urethra and a tumor in this area can affect both urination and ejaculation. Before you worry too much, it is worth considering that the prostate gland does increase in size as you age and this ‘benign prostatic hyperplasia’ is usually the cause of difficulty urinating. It still pays to get screened and discuss any issues with your doctor for peace of mind.
Blood In The Urine
Finding blood in your urine is an irregular issue that requires you to visit the doctor. Whether you notice a slight tint to your urine or a more substantial amount, blood in the urine is usually an indication of an infection, kidney stones or in certain instances a tumor in the kidney, bladder or prostate.
Difficulty Getting or Keeping An Erection
It might be an uncomfortable topic for the majority of men, but if you are experiencing difficulties in this department then you should be sure to get a checkup with your doctor. Erectile problems can be caused by a variety of reasons, from stress to atherosclerosis (a blockage of the arteries that reduces blood flow to the penis) or a tumor. If the problem becomes a regular occurrence then it needs to be taken to your doctor.
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