Prostate enlargement is a very common disease that occurs in about 20% males aged over 50.
Generally, this disease is considered to be associated with the disturbance of sexual hormones.
Main points of diagnosis:
1 Frequent urination: This is a symptom at the early stage of the disease. which is obvious especially at night.
In mild cases the urination will happen 4~5 times a night and serious cases it may occur dozen of times.
2 Difficulty in urination: At the beginning, the patient has to wait for a while before urination, Later on, the obstructional condition becomes more serious, accompanied with difficulty in urination, weak and thready stream of urine, then interruption or even dribbling in urination.
3 Acute uroschesis: This symptom is due to factors such as constipation, cold, alcoholic drinking & weariness which can cause hyperemia & hydrops of the neck of the urinary bladder.
4 Urinary incontinence: When the filling of the urinary bladder reaches an extreme state & the intravesical pressure becomes higher than the resistance of the sphincter muscle of urethra, urine will dribble out continuously from the urethra.
5 Hematuria: Because of the hyperemia of the neck of urinary bladder,
sometimes, hematuria may be found under microscopy or even by gross