5 Signs of an Enlarged Prostate
What is the Prostate Gland?
The prostate is a male reproductive gland that produces the fluid that carries sperm during ejaculation. It surrounds the urethra, the tube through which urine passes out of the body.
What is an Enlarged Prostate?
An enlarged prostate means the gland has grown bigger. Prostate enlargement happens to almost all men as they get older. As the gland grows, it can press on the urethra and cause urination and bladder problems.
What are the Symptoms of an Enlarged Prostate?
Here are 5 commons signs and symptoms men might experience if they have an enlarged prostate:
- Going to the bathroom more frequently than before
- Having to wake up at night multiples times to use the bathroom
- It takes a minute or even longer to start your stream
- A sensation that the bladder is not completely empty after going to the bathroom
- Straining or pushing to empty your bladder
When Should I See a Doctor?
If you have one or more of the above symptoms of an enlarged prostate, call 440-238-2124 to make to make an appointment with a urologist at MetroHealth Strongsville Health Center or 216-778-4257 for MetroHealth Medical Center.
|Urologists at MetroHealth Strongsville Health Center
Irma J. Lengu, MD
Dr. Lengu is a urologic surgeon who sees adults and children.
Her specialty interests include:
- Kidney Stones
- Genitourinary Cancers
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
- Prostate Cancer
- Male and Female Urinary Incontinence
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Pediatric Urology
Carvell Nguyen, MD, PhD
Dr. Nguyen is a urologic surgeon and an expert in minimally-invasive surgical techniques, including robotics and laparoscopy.
He manages all aspects of adult urology with a focus on the treatment of urologic malignancies, including:
- Prostate cancer
- Kidney cancer
- Bladder cancer
- Testicular cancer
- Adrenal cancer