Possible Prostate Problems

Most urinary symptoms in men over 50 are due to ageing, bladder changes and kidney function.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

The most common problem of the prostate is prostate enlargement called Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). Thisis a benign (noncancerous) condition where the prostate gets bigger gradually afterthe age of about 50. By the age of 70, about 8 in 10 men have an enlarged prostate. Passing urine frequently or difficulty in passing urine can be symptoms of BPH.

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men after skin cancer. More than 2,700 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each yearin the Republic of Ireland. Most cases occur in men over 50.
Prostate cancer can go undetected for years without you presenting symptoms as in most cass the cancer is slow growing and can take years to develop observable symptoms, however, some prostate cancers are fast growing and can spread to other parts of the body.