Do you know the symptoms of prostate cancer?
Read on to learn about prostate cancer symptoms, the significance of an enlarged prostate, and more.
Prostate cancer does not normally cause symptoms until cancer has grown large enough to put pressure on the urethra.
This normally results in problems associated with urination. Symptoms can include:
- needing to urinate more frequently, often during the night
- needing to rush to the toilet
- difficulty in starting to pee (hesitancy)
- straining or taking a long time while urinating
- weak flow
- feeling that your bladder has not emptied fully
Many men’s prostates get larger as they get older due to a non-cancerous condition known as prostate enlargement or benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Symptoms that cancer may have spread include:
- Frequent urination
- Weak or interrupted urine flow or the need to strain to empty the bladder
- Blood in the urine
- The urge to urinate frequently at night
- Blood in the seminal fluid
- New onset of erectile dysfunction
- Pain or burning during urination, which is much less common
- Discomfort when sitting, caused by an enlarged prostate
If you are concerned about one or more of the symptoms or signs on this list, please talk with your doctor. Your doctor will ask how long and how often you have been experiencing the symptom(s), in addition to other questions. This is to help find out the cause of the problem, called a diagnosis.