hyperplasia is the most common cause of prostate enlargement
and less than half of the men with benign prostatic hyperplasia actually show symptoms
which may either be obtructive or irritative. Obstructive
symptoms include: difficulty in initiating the flow of urine,
incomplete emptying of the bladder, diminished force of urinary stream,
dribbling at the end of urination, straining to urinate, intermittent urinary stream,
urine retention resulting in inability to urinate
The irritative symptoms of BPH include: daytime frequency
of micturition, waking up frequently to urinate at night (
nocturia), pain while urinating ( dysuria), urinary urgency
( sudden compelling desire to urinate that warrants no
delay) and overflow or urge incontinence (urgent need to urinate that may be associated with leakage of urine).
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Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy in men
and is twice as common in African American men than
Caucasians. Even though the exact cause is unknown, there is
an increased risk in men with one or more relatives that had
the disease before age 70. Patients with prostate carcinoma
may present with pain while urinating, difficulty
initiating, maintaining and terminating urination, increased
urinary frequency, urine retention, back of hip pain ( from
metastasis), and hematuria ( blood in urine). Patients may
also present with symptoms of complications of the disease.
Some complications include spinal cord compression, deep
vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
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The symptoms Prostatitis
may be systemic or localized. Systemic effect include 'flu-like' symptoms
fever, chills, malaise, and myalgias. Localized effect may
manifest as; urinary irritation or obstruction to urinary
outflow. Common local urinary symptoms include perineal and
lower abdominal discomfort, pain while urinating, testicular
discomfort, poor urinary stream and microscopic piuria.
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