Few Signs that suggests you might have a Prostate Disease

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Prostate disease refers to any abnormality in the structure or function of the prostate gland. Diseases of the prostate that are commonly seen in our environment include the Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), the Cancer of the Prostate (CaP) and also an infection of the prostate known as Prostatitis.

This month of September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and hence, we would like to raise the awareness of the disease.

Some important questions to answer as we begin this discussion are;

  1. Do you frequently get up at night to pass urine? (Like 3 or more times)
  2. Do you frequently urinate during the day (7 or more times)
  3. When passing urine, does it take time for the urine to come out?
  4. When it does come out, Is it slow?
  5. When passing the urine, do you strain, or use strength to force it to come out?
  6. After finally urinating, does it feel like there is still something (urine) that is still remaining, that did not come out?

If you answered yes to at least 2 of this, you might have a disease of the prostate and would need to see a doctor as early as you can.

Today, we would be talking about Signs that suggests you might have a prostrate disease.

What is the Prostate?

Prostate is an organ that is concerned with reproduction (making babies) in the body of every man. It produces a fluid that joins in forming the semen, that helps your sperm swim/roll to meet the egg of a woman and form a baby.

prostate disease
A cancer in a man’s prostate, a small table tennis-sized gland that produces seminal fluid.

What is Prostate Disease?

A prostate Disease is any abnormality that occurs in the prostate gland. Common diseases of the Prostate are the Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), Cancer of the Prostate and Prostatitis (an Infection of the Prostate).

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Few Signs that suggests you might have a prostrate disease

The following signs might suggest you have a prostate disease.

  • If you notice that you pass urine more than 7 times in a day, or more than 3 times at night, you should see your doctor. It can be due to prostate disease, diabetes or some other medical condition.
  • If you cannot hold or delay your urine when it comes, you have to rush to pee, else you would do it on yourself, then you should also see a doctor.
  • Remember when you use to be a child, and you would use your urine to be competing with other boys to see whose persons own would go up highest on a wall?. Yes, I know you do. So, If when urinating, the urine is not coming out with force like it used to, instead, it is coming out very slowly, it can be a sign of BPH.
  • If you notice blood in your urine when you pee, it is not a good sign.
  • If you have to strain or use your abdominal muscle strength to force the urine to come out, as if you want to poo, then you need to go see a doctor.
  • If even after urinating, you still feel like there is still urine left in your bladder, and that you want to urinate again. You might have BPH.
  • If you use to urinate and stop and urinate and stop….. Whenever u go to urinate, you should ask your doctor questions.
  • If you feel the need to pee, but after reaching the toilet, the urine now refused to come out, you should see a doctor.

These signs may indicate the presence of any Prostate disease, either BPH, or it could also be cancer of the prostate, which is far much worse than BPH. You should see a doctor.

I hope you’ve been able to understand this.

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Authors

  • Ozoemena Chiadikobi Avellino attended the college of Medicine, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH in Enugu, Nigeria.

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