These are the signs of prostate problems:
· Frequent urge to urinate
· Blood in urine or semen
· Painful or burning urination
· Difficulty in urinating
· Difficulty in having an erection
· Painful ejaculation
· Frequent pain or stiffness in lower back, hips or upper
· Inability to urinate, or
· Dribbling of urine.
If you have any of these symptoms, see your doctor
right away to find out if you need treatment and your doctor can
diagnose if you have any of the following common prostate problems.
There are several common prostate problems and the
common ones are:
This is an inflammation of the prostate, may develop in men of
any age. When this condition is caused by bacteria, it calls for
treatment with infection-fighting medication. There are two types:
It usually starts fast and can cause fever, chills, or pain in
the lower back and between the legs. It also can cause pain when
you urinate. If you have these symptoms, see your doctor right
away. Antibiotic drugs usually help heal the infection and relieve
the symptoms. Your doctor also may suggest that you drink more
Another common prostate infection is chronic prostatitis and it
that keeps coming back time after time. Symptoms may be milder
than in acute prostatitis, but they can last longer. Chronic prostatitis
can be hard to treat. Antibiotics may work if bacteria are causing
the infection. But if bacteria are not the cause, antibiotics
won’t work. Massaging the prostate sometimes helps to release
fluids. Warm baths also may bring relief. Often chronic prostatitis
clears up by itself.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia
BPH is the term used to describe an enlarged prostate. BPH is
common in older men. Over time, an enlarged prostate may block
the urethra, making it hard to urinate. It may cause dribbling
after you urinate or a frequent urge to urinate, especially at
night. Your doctor will conduct a rectal exam to diagnose BPH.
The doctor also may look at your urethra, prostate, and bladder.
This is usually curable when caught early. Yet this cancer produces
no symptoms in its early stages. Early prostate cancer can only
be detected by a prostate checkup. Treatment recommendations vary
depending on the extent of the cancer and the age and condition
of the patient.