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Early Symptoms of Prostate Problems

The prostate, a male gland, is an important part of men’s reproductive system. It is located very close to urethra and performs the function of producing and storing seminal fluid. It also consists of network of valves for directing semen towards the urethra at the time of ejaculation.


Average size of the prostate gland remains the same from birth to puberty. After puberty, the gland starts growing to become large in size. Near the age of 60, the prostate gland tends to start developing problems due to its inflated size. As the body grows old it experiences dwindling of male hormones, causing several chemical and physiological changes in body. The prostate gland also bears the brunt of these changes somehow.  


Three major problems that ail prostate are prostate infection, urinary infection, benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), prostatitis, and prostate cancer. Keep reading learn more about some early symptoms of prostate problems that deserve prompt consideration: 


Apparent Early Symptoms 


  • Inability to empty the bladder completely 
  • Urge and frequent need to urinate  
  • Recurrent urgency to urinate 
  • Visiting bathroom frequently during night 
  • Inability to urinate easily 
  • Weak and slow stream of urine
  • Feeling of incomplete urine evacuation 
  • Loss of control over bladder 
  • Abrupt flow of urine (leaking) 
  • Feeling stress and strain at the time of urinating 
  • Continuous dribble of urine after urination 

Imperceptible Early Symptoms


  • High fever with chills  
  • Pain in lower back 
  • Pain in pelvic zone 
  • Pain in abdominal area 
  • Painful and inflammatory sensation while passing urine 
  • Difficulty in urinating  
  • Inability to empty the bladder completely
  • Pain at the time of ejaculation  
  • Painful bowel movements  
  • Traces of blood in urine  
  • Weak stream of urine 
  • Pain in testicles 
  • Foul smell in urine  
  • Blood traces in semen

Early Symptoms of Prostatitis 


Prostatitis refers to the inflammation in the prostate gland; it is not a cancerous condition. It is of four types: 

  • Acute bacterial prostatitis 
  • Chronic bacterial prostatitis 
  • Chronic pelvic pain and 
  • Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis 

If individuals are facing several urinary problems like burning sensation, pain, discomfort at the time of passing urine; painful ejaculation, fever, vomiting, nausea and chills, then doctor should be consulted.


Early Symptoms of BPH (Benign Prostate Hyperplasia) 


In benign prostate hyperplasia the prostate gland swells considerably. This is a normal ageing process in males where old cells do not get eliminated while new ones continue to develop. Individuals facing this problem have reported few symptomatic indications in the form of – painful urination followed by inflammatory sensation; feeling of incomplete evacuation; irritation and pain in bladder etc. 


Early Symptoms of Prostate Cancer 


Though the precise reason of prostate cancer remains mystery, it is the most widespread type of cancer observed in ageing men. Regrettably, there are no evident early symptoms of prostate cancer. They become perceptible only once the prostate malignancy has reached its later stage. Individuals must be receptive towards symptomatic warning in the form of recurrent urination during night, unstoppable flow of urine, difficult ejaculation, presence of blood in semen or urine, stiffness and pain in pelvic area, constant pain in lower back and upper portion of thighs, vomiting sensation, and fatigue. 



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