What are the symptoms of BPH?
- Frequent, often-urgent need to urinate, especially at night
- Need to strain or push to get the urine flowing
- Inability to completely empty the bladder
- Dribbling or leaking after urination
- Weak urine stream
As the prostate slowly continues to get bigger, symptoms may slowly get worse and interfere with sleep, physical comfort, and routine activities. It may also interfere with sexual function.
There is no connection between BPH and cancer; however, the urinary symptoms associated with BPH can bring on serious conditions. This is why it’s important to see your health care provider to figure out the cause of your symptoms.