Why is it difficult for men to urinate when they get older?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

It's a normal part of getting older: as men age, their prostate (the walnut-shaped gland under the bladder that helps produce semen) begins to thicken, compressing the urethra and making it difficult for urine to pass through. So men may go to the bathroom constantly, but take a long time to actually urinate or finish - and feel like they have to go again right away.

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