Prostate cancer is a disease that may have no signs or symptoms in its early stages. However, as it progresses, various signs and symptoms may appear. It is important to note that these symptoms are not unique to prostate cancer and may be caused by other medical conditions. If you experience any of the following signs or symptoms, it is important to consult a healthcare professional for a proper diagnosis:
1. difficulty urinating: may include a decrease in urine flow, interruptions in flow, urinating more frequently, or the sensation that the bladder does not empty completely.
2. Pain or burning during urination: Burning sensation or pain during urination, which may be caused by irritation of the urethra.
3. Frequent need to urinate, especially at night (nocturia).
4. Difficulty starting or stopping the flow of urine.
5. Blood in the urine or semen.
6. Pain in the lower back, pelvis, hips, or upper thighs. This pain may be persistent or intermittent.
7. Erectile dysfunction (impotence).
8. Weakness in the legs or loss of bladder or bowel control in advanced stages of the disease, when prostate cancer has spread to other parts of the body.
It is critical to remember that many men with early prostate cancer do not experience any of these symptoms. For this reason, regular medical checkups and screening tests, such as the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test and digital rectal exam (DRE), are essential for early detection and effective treatment of prostate cancer.
If you have concerns about your prostate health or have any of these symptoms, I recommend that you call +506 4040 0052 to consult a healthcare professional for a proper evaluation.
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