Symptoms that men should not ignore
Problems with prostate tend to develop in men who are older than 50 years, which is why in this period of their life they should start visiting their urologists regularly. It is important to identify the symptoms at the initial stages, because the treatment is much easier and requires less time in such cases. A reason more for that is related to the fact that the symptoms might not be present in all men, and they still might have some kind of problem with this organ. However, the signs that definitely do indicate that something is not right with the prostate are frequent urge to urinate, difficulty or inability to urinate or have an erection, pain when urinating or having ejaculation, and pain or stiffness in the lower back, which might be felt in upper thighs as well in some cases. Each of these signs is a reason good enough to see a doctor as soon as possible and hear the opinion of an expert.
Possible prostate problems
- There is a number of prostate problems and disorders that might be culprits for some of these symptoms, but most commonly prostatitis, either acute or chronic, benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer are the causes. Prostatitis which is acute in nature does not last as long as chronic, and the symptoms that it might manifest through include fever, chills, and pain between the legs or in the lower part of the back. Pain when urinating might be present as well, and since the condition is caused by some bacteria, antibiotics will be prescribed, but the patient will be recommended to drink more fluids. Chronic prostatitis is an infection that has a tendency to come back frequently, which makes it more difficult to treat, although it sometimes clears up on its own.
- As for benign prostatic hyperplasia, it commonly occurs in men who are older and it is nothing else than enlargement of the prostate. This enlargement, however, might result in the blockage of the urethra, which will further cause various problems while urinating and more frequent urge, particularly at night.
- Cancer of this gland is, unfortunately, one of the most common types of this disease when it comes to the male population of the USA. Statistics and records show that men of African American origin are more prone to it than others. It is important to diagnose this type of cancer at an early stage, in order for the chances of curing it to be higher.