The prostate gland is located just below the bladder. It contains cells that produce fluids responsible for nourishing sperm. Prostate cancer occurs when these cells begin to grow uncontrollably.
In its early stages, prostate cancer may not show any signs or symptoms. It’s important to get checked for prostate cancer on a regular basis, and to always be aware of your body. If you notice any changes, please consult a medical professional.
If you experience some or all of the following signs, then your form of prostate cancer may be more advanced.
- Trouble urinating
- Less force in the urine stream
- Blood in semen
- Pain or discomfort in the pelvic area
- Pain in your bones (hips, spine, ribs and other areas)
- Erectile dysfunction
- Loss of bladder control
Some of these symptoms do not solely accompany prostate cancer. However, if you are worried and have recently noticed a difference in your body, it’s time to consult your doctor.
When Should I See a Doctor?
If you have been to a general practitioner and they are worried about your symptoms, then it’s best to consult a urologist.
What Can I Do to Help My Doctor?
Ask your doctor if you have any pre-appointment restrictions. Find out if there’s anything you should know or do in advance, such as restricting your diet. Tell your doctor about any symptoms you are experiencing, even if they seem unrelated to your current situation. Remember to talk to your doctor about any stressful life situations you have, as well as any medications you’re currently taking. It might not seem important, but all of these factors affect your overall health.
Contact Urology Experts Today
We are passionate about giving our patients the best care possible. We strive to provide our patients with peace of mind and possible solutions to their situations. If you or a loved one are experiencing any of these symptoms, please consider consulting us. Schedule an appointment online or call us over the phone.