Prostate Cancer – Symptoms

There are no typical symptoms that indicate a malignant prostate tumor at an early stage. The person concerned initially does not notice anything. Complaints usually do not occur until the tumor has become so large that it spreads to the urethra or when metastases have formed outside the prostate, typically in the bone.
The following symptoms may occur:

  • Increased urination, especially at night 
  • Difficulties at the beginning of urination 
  • Inability to urinate (urinary retention) 
  • weak or interrupted urine flow 
  • Painful ejaculation 
  • Blood in the urine or seminal fluid 
  • Pain in the prostate 
  • severe pain in the lower back (in the back), in the pelvis, hips or thighs (sciatic pain) 
  • less strong erection or impotence 
  • reduced ejaculation

Although most of these are symptoms of benign prostate enlargement, be sure to consult your doctor if you experience one or more of these symptoms.

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