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Enlarged prostate - frequent and urgent urination

Find out the causes, symptoms and treatment of frequent and urgent urination

An enlarged prostate can make you urinate frequently, even if for only a tiny amount of urine. In addition, this need to urinate can appear very suddenly. Dr. Jen Tan explores this symptom in more depth and gives advice on how to manage it.


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  • Brian Pegnam's photo avatar
    Brian Pegnam — 04.05.2018 07:15
    Can't get to the toilet on time when finished it's still dripping


    • Jen Tan's photo avatar
      Jen Tan — 04.05.2018 10:28
      Hello Brian. These symptoms could be the result of an enlarged prostate. However, it is not possible to be certain without a physical examination so I would suggest that you make an appointment with your doctor with the aim of establishing a diagnosis. Once we know what we are dealing with, the right treatment can be recommended.


  • Mal's photo avatar
    Mal — 01.08.2017 09:22
    Saw palmeto 4months now not a single positive result snake oil


    • Jen Tan's photo avatar
      Jen Tan — 01.08.2017 10:25
      I am sorry to hear that Saw palmetto did not work for you. Unfortunately, there is no medicine that can help everyone all the time. For instance, prescribed blood pressure medicines do not always work to lower high blood pressure . . . .


  • Hello jorge 's photo avatar
    Hello jorge — 03.04.2017 12:57
    Frequent urine day n night


    • Dr Jen Tan's photo avatar
      Dr Jen Tan — 04.04.2017 08:59
      Hello Jorge, Yes this symptom could be due to an enlarged prostate (BPH) so the best advice that I can give you is to see a doctor for confirmation and a diagnosis.


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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?

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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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