- Burning or pain during urination
- Difficulty urinating, or trouble starting and stopping while urinating
- More frequent urges to urinate at night
- Loss of bladder control
- Decreased flow or velocity of urine stream
- Blood in urine (hematuria)
Prostate Cancer Symptoms
1 AnswerBecause of the proximity of the prostate gland in relation to the bladder and urethra, prostate cancer may be accompanied by a variety of urinary symptoms. Depending on the size and location, a tumor may press on and constrict the urethra, inhibiting the flow of urine. Some prostate cancer signs related to urination include:
1 AnswerIn most cases, prostate cancer symptoms are not apparent in the early stages of the disease. The symptoms of prostate cancer may be different for each man and any one of these symptoms may be caused by other conditions. As a result, routine screenings in the form of digital rectal exams (DRE) and prostate specific androgen (PSA) tests are important.
2 AnswersRealAge answered
Symptoms of advanced prostate cancer include blood in the urine or semen, difficulty getting an erection, and pain in the pelvis, spine, hips, or ribs. These symptoms may also be present with other diseases. Only a doctor can tell what is causing them. A man who has symptoms such as these should see his family doctor or a urologist, a doctor who specializes in treating diseases of the urinary system. Do not wait to feel pain; early prostate cancer does not cause pain.
1 AnswerHonor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Your doctor can help determine if urinary or erectile difficulties are symptoms of prostate cancer. Difficulty urinating may simply be a symptom of a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), for example. You don't have to wait to feel prostate cancer symptoms to begin screening for the disease, either. Some medical authorities recommend early screening beginning after age 50 or sooner, while others say no benefit can be gained from such tests. Ultimately, you should discuss the benefits and drawbacks of early screening with your doctor.
1 AnswerPiedmont Heart Institute answered
As men get older, their prostate may grow bigger and block the flow of urine or interfere with sexual function. This common condition, called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is not cancer, but it can cause many of the same symptoms as prostate cancer. Although BPH may not be a threat to life, it may require treatment with medicine or surgery to relieve symptoms. An infection or inflammation of the prostate, called prostatitis, may also cause many of the same symptoms as prostate cancer. Again, it is important to check with a doctor.
This answer is based upon information from the National Cancer Institute.
It’s important to get screened regularly for prostate cancer because it typically does not cause significant symptoms until it has progressed. Symptoms include:
- Trouble urinating
- Stopping and starting while urinating
- Decreased force in the urine stream
- Blood in urine or semen
- Swelling of the legs and discomfort in pelvic areas, which can be a sign the cancer has spread to the pelvic lymph nodes
Although some of these symptoms can be caused by normal prostate growth associated with aging, it’s a good idea to schedule an appointment with your doctor to rule out prostate cancer if you experience any of the symptoms above.