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Enlarged Prostate Symptoms

Enlarged prostate is a simplified term for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, also known as BPH. This ailment troubles ageing males as their prostrate glands get distended in size. There are several symptoms of enlarged prostrate which vary depending on enormity and severity of the inflammation. While difficulty in passing urine is one of the primary symptomatic warnings, several other urinary problems also bother patients.  

While medical experts believe that enlargement of the prostate gland is commonly seen in almost 90 percent of male populace, it is very important to understand the primary indicative signs that may lead to further deterioration of overall health. In no case, any of the symptoms should be ignored and doctor should be consulted for necessary advice.  

Primary Symptoms of Enlarged Prostate 

Here are some of the primary symptoms commonly experienced by those suffering from enlarged prostate:symptoms such as –  

  • A persistent urinary tract infection that refuses to subside even after suitable anti-infection medication
  • Difficulty or complete inability in passing urine
  • Inactivity of bladder muscles resulting in difficulty towards controlling flow of urine
  • Frequent urination without any given reason (intake of excessive fluid)
  • Frequently feeling the urge to urinate, especially during nights
  • Weak urine flow
  • Discontinuous flow of urine causing uneasiness in bladder
  • Painful sensation at the time of passing urine
  • Difficulty or inability in achieving or maintaining an erection
  • Traces of blood in semen or urine
  • A persistent pain in upper thighs, lowers back, or hips

Severe Symptoms of Enlarged Prostate  

These early symptoms clearly indicate enlargement of prostate and demand immediate attention. The severity and rate of recurrence of these symptoms are considered by doctors to conclude over onset of BPH. Though these symptoms may vary from person to person, they must never be overlooked. If these forewarnings are not taken seriously, they tend to get complicated in nature and may lead to more specific symptoms such as –  

  • Overall weakening of individual’s urinary system 
  • Frequent visits to toilet along with feeling of incomplete bowel evacuation 
  • Beginning of hematuria (presence of blood in the urine) 
  • Formation of stones in the urinary bladder 
  • Imperfect functioning of kidney function

Symptoms of enlarged prostate are carefully studied by doctors who then advise patients over the suitable treatments. While common symptoms get treated with the help of medications, the severe ones demand further medical attention. 


Only symptoms are not the deciding factors for the selection of treatment for enlarged prostate. Several other aspects are also taken into consideration such as the original size of patient’s prostate, the severity and the enormity of the symptoms, patient’s medical history, his age and comprehensive health status. 


In nutshell, do not ignore even trivial symptoms lest enlarged prostate may lead to further health complications. Consult doctor immediately to take relevant medical advice and in the meantime take following self-care tips -  


  • Limit intake of beverages before going to bed 
  • Curb consumption of alcohol 
  • Don’t feel lazy for going to toilets 
  • Do not take excessive dosage of antihistamines or decongestants 
  • Keep yourself warm to avoid frequent urination and  
  • Regularly exercise.


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