Many people have considered prostatic hypertrophy closely related to prostate cancer. This type of manifestation, also known as BHP – Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, is represented by an enlarged prostate and scientifically speaking there was no link to connect this enlarged prostate to the apparition of prostate cancer.
But this is not a very reassuring fact because other reactions can evolve from here. The nodules become large enough to cause obstruction of the urethra (sometimes almost a complete obstruction) interfering with the normal flow of urine. This will further lead to painful act of urination and increased risks of presenting infections at the urinary tract level.
One thing that has linked this condition to prostate cancer is that both of them might present the same symptoms. The danger here is that people will avoid doing the medical checking thinking they have an enlarged prostate when in fact this can be a form of cancer.
But as the human nature is on many occasions when it comes to consult doctors, people run away from this responsibility that they owe it to themselves. More than this, the inconvenience of the medical check up in this case is not on everybody’s liking. This consultation involves having a finger covered with a rubber glove placed into that orifice which is normally used for throwing out the feces.
But regardless of this inconvenience, whenever the symptoms manifest indicating that there is something wrong with your prostate, you should have this organ consulted by a specialist doctor. These Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia symptoms that are similar with the ones developed by prostate cancer condition are:
* Presenting problems upon urinating.
* The need to urinate every few minutes.
* The urine stream is weak.
* There is also that incontinence presented as an uncontrollably urination; you can bet that this is not a very nice image with your pants getting wet from a tiny leakage.
* There is as well an acute feeling of a sting when you urinate.
* Apart from all these, as if to top them all, you will present a decreased tendency towards having sexual intercourse.
Well, there are many other more symptoms added to these ones, but for the time being it is good to know only a few of them which can draw your attention that something is wrong with your prostate. You’ve better have it checked on time to make sure that this one doesn’t degenerate into a prostate cancer.