Prostate Cancer – 5 symptoms you should not ignore

Updated on October 27, 2021

Prostate cancer in its early stages usually has few, if any, warning signals. Only if the tumor presses on the urethra and causes alterations in urine flow should you be concerned. Prostate cancer can have early indications that aren’t apparent, and its invisibility can contribute to cancer growth.

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s clear why this is so important. In men in the United States, prostate cancer is the second most frequent malignancy. According to the American Cancer Society, about 200,000 new diagnoses of prostate cancer will be detected in 2020, with over 30,000 men dying from the disease. 

Prostate screening test detect many malignancies early, enabling treatment and better results. And over three million men have indeed been diagnosed with the disease, and more than three million of them are still currently alive. The signs of prostate cancer include the following:

Bladder infection. 

Urine is stored in your bladder. Urinary fluid is disposed of in the bladder. The symptoms of prostate and bladder cancer may overlap. These include:

  • Blood in your urine
  • Pain while urinating
  • Needing to urinate more often than usual, even if you don’t have a full bladder
  • Wanting to urinate in the middle of the night

Erectile dysfunction. 

Erectile dysfunction might be a warning sign of prostate cancer since the prostate gland also plays a role in sexual activity. You need to have your prostate checked if you notice a decline in your sexual performance. Prostate muscles are necessary for ejaculation and erection. The symptoms of erectile dysfunction include:

  • Being over age 50 
  • Having high blood sugar
  • Suffering from high blood pressure 
  • Having heart disease
  • Hypercholesterolemia

Urinary tract infection (UTI). 

Bacteria in the urinary tract can cause this condition. The obstruction of your bladder by BPH can cause some infections. These infections are treated with antibiotics. The symptoms of a UTI include:

  • More frequent urination
  • Strong urge to urinate
  • Pain or discomfort when you urinate
  • Lower belly, side, or upper back pain, pressure, or tenderness

Blood in semen

A bloody sperm suggests that there is something wrong with your prostate. Seminal fluid helps preserve cells in an acidic environment and nourishes the prostate gland cells. Because of this, blood in your semen can indicate an early stage of prostate cancer. The symptoms of blood in semen include:

  • Pain when urinating
  • Pain during ejaculation
  • Blood in urine
  • Backache

Pain in the bones

It is possible for bone pain to be caused by several things, but prostate cancer is one of them. If bones are affected by cancer, it causes them to ache. You should take immediate measures to locate the source of your pain since this is a sign of advanced prostate cancer.

What should I do if I am experiencing symptoms of prostate cancer?

Consult with your physician as soon as possible if you are showing one or more signs of prostate cancer. Prostate enlargement, which is a benign (noncancerous) condition, is still worth addressing as soon as possible. When prostate cancer is detected early, it is usually easier to treat, like most other cancers.

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