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Could overactive bladder be mistaken for symptoms of enlarged prostate?

The prostate gland in men is located where the bladder meets the urethra. As a result, prostate conditions and overactive bladder can be mistaken for each other because the symptoms are similar. Symptoms that may be caused by either of these conditions include:
  • Weak or interrupted urinary stream
  • Sudden urgency to urinate
  • More frequent urination
  • Inability to completely empty the bladder during urination
  • Trouble starting the flow of urine, even when the bladder feels full
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