Enlarged Prostate Symptoms
The symptoms associated with BPH can cause men to have trouble urinating, and are known as lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). The symptoms include:
- Urinary problems such as difficulty urinating or a weak urinary stream
- Stopping and starting during urination or significant dribbling after urination
- Incomplete emptying of the bladder or blockage or urinary flow
- Having to urinate again shortly after urination
- Frequent urination, especially at night
- Urgent need to urinate
- Blood in the urine
Just because you may have an enlarged prostate, doesn’t mean you have to live with it for the rest of your life. There are treatment options for BPH, two of which are minimally invasive in-office procedures. Your urologist will be able to determine which procedure is right for you based on your symptoms and the severity of BPH.
It is important to note that the symptoms of an enlarged prostate could relate to a number of things, including prostate cancer and prostatitis. Contact a Urologist to schedule a urinalysis, Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test, and/or prostate exam to detect early symptoms and signs of potential issues within the prostate.