What Does An Enlarged Prostate Feel Like?

Symptoms of enlarged prostate can include: A weak or slow urinary stream.

A feeling of incomplete bladder emptying.

Difficulty starting urination.

Can you feel an enlarged prostate?

Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, means your prostate is enlarged, but is not cancerous. An enlarged prostate may make it very difficult to urinate or cause dribbling after you urinate. You may feel the need to urinate a lot, often at night. See your family doctor for an exam.

How can you detect an enlarged prostate at home?

The specialist will:

  • put on some gloves and put lubricant on one finger.
  • assess the area around the rectum for anything unusual.
  • gently insert a lubricated, gloved finger into the rectum.
  • feel the prostate to assess the size and check for bumps, soft or hard spots, and other abnormalities.

What are the first signs of prostate problems?

Symptoms of Prostate Problems

  1. Frequent urge to urinate.
  2. Need to get up many times during the night to urinate.
  3. Blood in urine or semen.
  4. Pain or burning urination.
  5. Painful ejaculation.
  6. Frequent pain or stiffness in lower back, hips, pelvic or rectal area, or upper thighs.
  7. Dribbling of urine.

What are the 5 early warning signs of prostate cancer?

What Are the Five Warning Signs of Prostate Cancer?

  • A painful or burning sensation during urination or ejaculation.
  • Frequent urination, particularly at night.
  • Difficulty stopping or starting urination.
  • Sudden erectile dysfunction.
  • Blood in urine or semen.