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Enlarged prostate symptoms

Symptoms of an enlarged prostate are experienced by 50% of men over 50

The prostate is a gland that sits under the male bladder and surrounds the urethra. This is the key reason why symptoms of prostate enlargement are usually problems with urination. On this page Dr. Jen Tan explores both the 'irritative' and 'obstructive' symptoms of an enlarged prostate.


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  • Theuns's photo avatar
    Theuns — 01.11.2017 19:00
    "Leaking" whilst sleeping, I sleep extremely deep.


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      Jen Tan — 02.11.2017 07:45
      Hello Theuns. Bladder symptoms resulting from an enlarged prostate can include incontinence. This is probably because your bladder is over-full and as you are a sound sleeper, you will not notice the need to urinate. See your doctor to get your prostate checked. You may need an ultrasound scan to work out if you are 'retaining' urine in your bladder. Once we know what we are dealing with, the appropriate treatment can be given.


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    Patrick — 21.08.2017 11:41


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    Mohamed — 05.08.2017 12:20


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Treatment for men with an enlarged prostate (BPH). Also in 90 capsules - £34.25.
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What's being asked

Hi, I had a blood test a few weeks ago to check for prostate cancer, which came back as negative. Would this test tell me if I had an enlarged prostate?

No, blood tests are not part of the diagnosis for an enlarged prostate.
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I have an enlarged prostate. I take Saw Palmetto with other ingredients including zinc etc. Any other ideas please?

Zinc is a good supplement to take, as it is thought to benefit the prostate gland generally. You ...
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I have an enlarged prostate and have had a biopsy. All is ok but is there a herbal or other type of product I can take to reduce the size of my prostate?

If you have a diagnosis of enlarged prostate then you can take Prostasan Saw Palmetto capsules to ...
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As the A. Vogel Men’s Health expert, I recommend Prostasan® Saw Palmetto capsules to help relieve symptoms arising from enlarged prostate.

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Did you know?

BPH is a very common problem that increases the older men get, and around half of all men have an enlarged prostate by the age of 50. At the age of 80, this has risen to 80%

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