Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

April 05, 2022 |
Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

Many men are unaware that they have prostate cancer until it has progressed to an advanced stage. Still, some various indications and symptoms indicate that you may have prostate cancer and should consult with a prostate surgery rehab physiotherapist. Typically, prostate cancer does not manifest itself until it has grown to a size where it may spread to other regions of the body. Pain in the lower back, abdomen, chest, and legs are all possible symptoms. Other medical disorders, such as a bladder infection or an enlarged gland, may also manifest as symptoms.

Let's Have a Look at a Few Signs & Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

• Difficulty starting and maintaining urination

The difficulty of starting the urine stream is frequent in older men, but it may also be a symptom of prostate cancer. Most people have experienced reluctance at some point in their lives, such as when they need to use the restroom quickly.

• Urge to urinate frequently, especially late at night

In older men, having to urinate at night-time is pretty frequent. Hearing that this might signify prostate cancer can be alarming, especially if it is the first time. There are several reasons for nocturia, with prostate cancer being just one.

• A weak urine stream

A weak urine stream or trouble keeping a regular stream while urinating may also be noticed by men, and as a result, they may find that it takes longer to empty their bladder. Although this is a reasonably common finding as men get older, you should consult a prostate surgery rehab physiotherapist if the shift is sudden or abruptly changes.

• Blood in the urine or semen

A symptom such as blood coming through your urine or sperms should be taken seriously and treated. Blood in the urine or sperm may be caused by various factors, just as it might be caused by haematuria. Depending on the source of the blood, the blood in the urine and sperm can be dark red or delicate pink.

• Painful urination or ejaculation

Painful urination or ejaculation is also one of the most common symptoms of prostate cancer. Painful ejaculation may be associated with prostate problems. The majority of the medical literature on painful urination and ejaculation is devoted to issues relating to the prostate.

• Pain in the back, hips, or pelvis

Whenever prostate cancer originates, the bones are by far the most likely target of metastases, according to the American Cancer Society. Pain caused by metastases to the bones of the back, hips, or ribs may be severe and a sign of prostate cancer.

Let's Have a Look at a Few Signs & Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

• Bone Pain

The most advanced sign of prostate cancer is it spreads to the bone in terms of bone pain. It is generally around most of the day and might wake you up at night. The discomfort might be a mild aching or acute agony. Your bones could also grow weaker and more liable to fractures.

• Unexplained Weight Loss

Losing weight without restricting one's caloric intake or actively attempting to reduce weight is a common advanced symptom of prostate cancer. This symbol could be combined with the others listed above. Loss of appetite or a general lack of interest in food may indicate that prostate cancer has spread to other parts of your body.

• Tiredness

Men with prostate cancer suffer from a lot of lethargy and exhaustion. Around three-quarters of all prostate cancer patients generally feel tired at some point during their treatment.

• In Conclusion

Any of the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer should prompt you to consult with a prostate surgery rehab physiotherapist. You might be suffering from another ailment, or you could have a normal gland. In this situation, a PSA test will be required to determine the severity of the issue.

If you're experiencing any of the symptoms addressed in this article, talk to a trained prostate surgery rehab physiotherapist and a Pediatric pelvic floor physiotherapist.

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