- The prostate gland is only found in men. It lies just beneath the bladder and is usually about the size of a chestnut. The prostate gets bigger gradually after about the age of 50. About 8 in 10 men will have an enlarged prostate by the age of 70. Certain symptoms can arise from the prostate enlarging:- poor stream, hesitancy, dribbling, frequency and urgency.
- Do You……get up to pass urine more than once or twice at night?
…feel your urine flow is too slow?
…feel that you haven’t emptied your bladder completely?
…have difficulties starting to pass urine?If you answer ‘YES’ to any of these questions, you may have a prostate or bladder problem such as BPH (Benign Prostate Hypertrophy) which is common in men aged 50 plus, and is usually a treatable condition.Please use this information to discuss things with your GP.
Benign Prostate Enlargement
- Click the underlined to read a comprehensive patient leaflet on Prostate Gland Benign Enlargement.
International Prostate Score
- In an attempt to quantify the degree of symptoms that one is suffering the International Prostate Score was devised. If you are symptomatic in anyway complete this and present yourself at your GP surgery.
PSA blood test for Prostate Cancer
- You may well have heard that there is a blood test that can test for Prostate Cancer. This blood test is the PSA test. There are many different opinions on this test, and it is far from straightforward. Click the underlined for a comprehensive advice leaflet on PSA Testing. Should you require more information please make an appointment to discuss with your GP.
- For a patient advice leaflet, click here.