Helpful blog on prostate and urinary incontinence. When to speak to the doctor.

Helpful blog on prostate and urinary incontinence. When to speak to the doctor.

The prostate is a reproductive gland located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. It surrounds the urethra, the tube through which urine flows.

After the age of about 40, the prostate tends to get bigger. In some cases it gets too big: you may hear this described as hypertrophy, adenoma or hyperplasia of the prostate. It will then compress the urethra or put pressure on the bladder and affect the process of urination. Surgery is then required to restore the urinary system’s proper function.

Symptoms that you should ask your doctor about:

  • Increasingly frequent and urgent need to urinate
  • Difficult or painful urination
  • Weak or interrupted urine flow
  • “After-dribble”
  • Feeling that you can’t empty your bladder completely
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