Enlarged Prostate Symptoms

Symptoms of Enlarged Prostate


The medical term for symptoms of enlarged prostate is benign prostatic hyperplasia or "BPH". A lot of men with BPH do not experience any symptoms or their symptoms are very mild even though their prostate size has greatly increased. On the other hand, some men can experience very severe symptoms even with only a slightly enlarged prostate gland. The amount of prostate enlargement is not always related to the severity of the symptoms. Your symptomsof enlarged prostate may become more severe due to cold weather or emotional or physical stress.

Certain over the counter drugs can aggravate symptoms of enlarged prostate. These include Benadryl, Sudafed and Afrin. Some prescription medicines can also increase the severity of symptoms of enlarged prostate including pain medicines, diuretics and antidepressants.

Symptoms of enlarged prostate may include some or all of the following symptoms and with different degrees of severity:

Painful urination

A feeling that the bladder has not been emptied after urinating

Finding it difficult to start urinating

A weak urine stream or just a dribble

A continued dribble after urinating

Stopping and starting several times while urinating

Frequent urges to urinate, especially at night

A sudden or strong urge to urinate

An urge to urinate again soon after urinating.

A sudden, uncontrollable urge to urinate.

The above list of symptoms of enlarged prostate are not always indicative of an enlarged prostate and may be symptoms of some other condition including but not limited to urinary tract infections, prostatitis, prostate cancer, or diabetes.