What are Symptoms of Prostate Enlargement (BPH)?



How to tell if your prostate is enlarged. Dr. Meschino lists symptoms of prostate enlargement (BPH) that can help you with early detection and provides some insight of what BPH is and how it works.

Over time, the bladder muscle may gradually become stronger, thicker, and overly sensitive; it begins to contract even when it contains small amounts of urine, causing a need to urinate frequently. Eventually, the bladder muscle cannot overcome the effect of the narrowed urethra so urine remains in the bladder and it is not completely emptied.

Symptoms of enlarged prostate can include:

A weak or slow urinary stream
A feeling of incomplete bladder emptying
Difficulty starting urination
Frequent urination
Urgency to urinate
Getting up frequently at night to urinate
A urinary stream that starts and stops
Straining to urinate
Continued dribbling of urine
Returning to urinate again minutes after finishing

Source: What are Symptoms of Prostate Enlargement (BPH)?

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