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Three main prostate diseases: prostatitis, BPH, prostate cancer

Date:2011-12-07 click:

Prostate diseases tend to occur in order with prostatitis first, BPH second, and finally prostate cancer. Prostatitis starts in young men who can be in their teens, 20s, 30s, or 40s. BPH tends to occur in men over age 50 and prostate cancer is most often diagnosed in men in their 60s or 70s. The following are the signs of major prostate problems. Except slight differences, majority of the prostate problems signs are similar in all the related diseases. Three main prostate diseases are: prostatitis, BPH, prostate cancer.

Prostatitis is the inflammation of the prostate gland. It is categorized into four major types, viz., acute bacterial prostatitis, chronic bacterial prostatitis, chronic pelvic pain and asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis. All these types of prostatitis can be treated through medication. The following are the symptoms of prostatitis.Burning sensation during urination:
• Pain during urination
• Frequent urination
• Pain or discomfort in penis
• Painful ejaculation
• Chills
• Nausea
• Vomiting
• Fever
Common symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia include the following:
• Blood in the urine(i.e., hematuria), caused by straining to void
• Dribbling after voiding
• Feeling that the bladder has not emptied completely after urination
• Frequent urination, particularly at night (i.e., nocturia)
• Hesitant, interrupted, or weak urine stream caused by decreased force
• Leakage of urine (i.e., overflowincontinence)
• Pushing or straining to begin urination
• Recurrent, sudden, urgent need to urinate
In severe cases of BPH,acute urinary retention(the inability to urinate) can result from holding urine in for a long period of time, alcohol consumption, a long period of inactivity, cold temperatures, allergy or cold medications containing decongestants or antihistamines, and some prescription drugs (e.g., ipratropium bromide, albuterol, epinephrine).
Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer signs do not necessarily show up especially in the early stages. Once you have had a PSA test or a digital rectal examination it can be found. Certain symptoms may show up if the cancerous tumour has made the prostate larger and it begins to press upon the urethra. This causes the passing of urine even more painful and difficult.
Some of the prostate cancer signs and symptoms are:
• The need to pass urine often, especially at night
• Urgency or intense need to urinate
• Difficulty in stopping or starting the flow of urine
• Not being able to urinate
• Decreased, interrupted or weak stream of urine
• Burning or pain during urination
• Blood in the semen or urine
• Ejaculation that is painful

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