Enlarged Prostate Symptoms
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Enlarged Prostate Symptoms
If you suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), you will experience various symptoms. These symptoms can interfere with the quality of your life, so treatment is often necessary. If you’re experiencing any symptoms, contact Prostate Specialists of Miami for a consultation.
Common Signs of an Enlarged Prostate
If you have an enlarged prostate, you’ll likely experience some, if not all, of the common symptoms. These symptoms typically worsen over time, causing many people to seek treatment.
Common symptoms of an enlarged prostate include:
- Urgent need to urinate
- Getting up to urinate more often at night
- Trouble starting urination
- Leaking urine
- Weak urine stream
- Urine stream that stops and starts
- Dribbling when done urinating
- Unable to empty the bladder completely
Less Common Enlarged Prostate Symptoms
Some men also experience less common symptoms. These symptoms include urinary tract infections, blood in the urine, and the inability to urinate. You should seek medical attention immediately if you have any of these symptoms.
Schedule a Consultation for Treatment
You don’t have to continue to suffer from the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. Contact Prostate Specialists of Miami today so we can discuss your symptoms. Then, we can evaluate you and recommend treatment.
Frequently Asked Questions
BPH stands for benign prostatic hyperplasia. This is the medical term for an enlarged prostate gland. While enlarged, the gland is not cancerous.
You should seek medical treatment when you start showing signs of BPH. Go to a medical provider immediately if the symptoms are significant. Significant symptoms include blood in the urine, pain in the urinary tract or abdominal area, or painful and frequent urination. You also need to seek immediate medical care if you cannot urinate.
If you don’t seek treatment for BPH, you could develop long-term problems. Because BPH prevents the bladder from fully emptying, you can get urinary tract infections. The condition can also lead to bladder stones, incontinence, and blood in your urine due to an infection. Lastly, urinary retention is a possibility. This occurs when the obstruction is so significant that you cannot urinate.
You can develop a variety of symptoms as a result of an enlarged prostate. First, you might notice that you dribble when you finish urinating. You also might have to get up two or more times in the middle of the night to urinate. It can take longer to start urinating, and the stream might be weak. You also might have to strain to get the urine to come out.
Many men complain of a sudden, overwhelming urge to urinate. Urinating can be painful, and there might be blood in the urine. Eventually, you might become incontinent or lose the ability to urinate.
Dr. Adam Gropper
Dr. Adam Gropper is a board-certified Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologist. Before undertaking his medical training, Dr. Gropper was an engineer at General Dynamics Corporation, working on various projects including cruise missile guidance systems, “Star Wars” strategic defense simulations, and others. He is a lifelong “techie,” and has always been an early adopter and innovator of new technologies in treating vascular problems with minimally invasive approaches.
Dr. Gropper received his M.D. from Emory University, where he also completed his residency and fellowship training in Vascular & Interventional Radiology. He has been practicing in Florida since 1999. He has served as an Associate Professor at FIU Medical School and recently retired from his position as Chief of Radiology at Jackson North Medical Center after 10 years of service.