The prostate can have many problems. Typical symptoms requiring examination include weak or discontinuous urine stream, frequent urination or, for example, painful urination. Blood in urine and problems with emptying the bladder also indicate prostate problems which should be examined by a specialist.
What makes prostate symptoms so troublesome is that the same symptom can indicate severe prostate cancer or, for example, benign prostatic hyperplasia. Early‑stage prostate cancer often has mild symptoms and may even be asymptomatic. Moreover, the symptoms may resemble those of prostatic hyperplasia. Prostate cancer may also coincide with prostatic hyperplasia.
Docrates Prostate Cancer Clinic has excellent equipment and, above all, an experienced care team for examining prostate problems. We can examine the condition of your prostate and prepare an optimal individual prostate treatment plan.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia
The prostate reaches its normal size by puberty, but may start growing again during or after middle age. The reasons for this are not fully known, but hormonal changes apparently cause growth. Benign prostatic hyperplasia is a common problem in aging men. Up to 80% of men aged over 60 are estimated to suffer from it. The prostate may grow without any symptoms, too. Prostatic hyperplasia typically causes frequent urination, the need to urinate at night as well as urgent need to urinate. Other common symptoms include trouble starting a stream of urine, increased effort during urination and a weak urine stream. At worst, a blockage may prevent urination entirely.
The competent urologists at Docrates Prostate Cancer Clinic will investigate the nature of the hyperplasia issue and select a suitable treatment on an individual basis, based on years of experience. A questionnaire form can be used to investigate the symptoms of prostatic hyperplasia. A urologist will determine the need for laboratory tests, ultrasound examinations or urine measurement during an appointment.
Prostatitis or suspected prostatitis is a common reason for seeing a urologist. Typical symptoms include pain in the nether regions (perineum, testicles, groin) and the pelvis as well as urination problems. Cold often aggravates the symptoms. Prostatitis can occur suddenly or develop into a chronic condition. A sudden inflammation can also become chronic. The symptoms of chronic inflammation are different urination problems, burning, and vague lower abdomen pains. Ejaculation or sitting may cause pain in some men.
Men do not generally talk about their urination problems. In a way, they may get used to them, allowing the problem to exacerbate gradually and unnoticed over the years. The situation may worsen, urination may become frequent or painful and the condition may significantly deteriorate life quality.
Urination problems can be divided into two categories: incontinence (urgent need to urinate, frequent need to urinate, need to urinate at night) and trouble emptying the bladder (trouble starting a stream of urine, a weak stream of urine, total retention).
If you have any of these symptoms and urination problems are beginning to hamper your life, or you cannot completely empty your bladder or have to go to the toilet constantly, please contact our experts at Docrates Prostate Cancer Clinic. Together, we can get to the bottom of the problem and find you optimum help. A urologist will determine the need for laboratory tests, ultrasound examinations or urine measurement during an appointment.
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