Common symptoms include:
- a weak urine flow
- needing to urinate more often, especially at night
- a feeling that your bladder has not emptied properly
- difficulty starting to urinate
- dribbling urine
- needing to rush to the toilet - you may occasionally leak urine
before you get there
- blood in your urine.
You may have only a few of these symptoms, or you may not have
any symptoms at all. Without treatment, some men find that the
symptoms of an enlarged prostate slowly get worse.
These symptoms can be caused by other medical problems,
lifestyle factors or certain medicines. They may be nothing to do
with the prostate. If you have any of the symptoms above, you
should visit your GP to find out what is causing them.
You can read about how symptoms might affect your life in our
booklet, Enlarged prostate: A guide to diagnosis and