9. Difficulty Initiating and Maintaining Urination
Prostate cancer can cause changes in urinary function, leading to difficulty initiating and maintaining urination. You may experience trouble starting a steady stream of urine or feel like you cannot fully empty your bladder. These symptoms may be accompanied by a weak urine flow or a sense of incomplete voiding. If you consistently struggle with urination, it is important to seek medical attention for a thorough examination.
8. Blood in Urine or Semen
The presence of blood in urine or semen, known as hematuria or hematospermia, respectively, should not be ignored. While these symptoms can be caused by various factors, such as infections or inflammation, they should be promptly evaluated, as they can sometimes indicate prostate cancer. It is crucial to consult a healthcare professional to determine the underlying cause and receive appropriate guidance.
7. Erectile Dysfunction
Although erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common condition that can have various causes, persistent or worsening ED could be an indication of an underlying health issue, including prostate cancer. The prostate gland plays a role in sexual function, and changes or abnormalities in the gland can impact erectile function. If you experience persistent or worsening difficulties in achieving or maintaining an erection, it is important to discuss this with a healthcare provider for further evaluation.
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