Symptoms to look out for
- needing to go for a pee more often, especially at night - for example if you often need to go again two hours after urinating
- difficulty starting to urinate
- straining or taking a long time to finish urinating
- a weak flow when you urinate
- a feeling that your bladder has not emptied properly
- needing to rush to the toilet - you may occasionally leak before you get there
- dribbling urine.
Less common symptoms include:
- pain when urinating
- pain when ejaculating
- problems getting or keeping an erection*
- blood in your urine or semen.**
* Erection problems are not common symptoms of a prostate problem and are more often caused by other health conditions.
** Blood in your urine can also be caused by other health problems, including other cancers. You should always go to your doctor if you notice any blood in your urine.