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2. Urinary Problems

Urinary issues usually begin once the tumor has grown large enough to put pressure on the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder, through the penis. Many men report an urgent need to urinate, especially at night, but when they try to urinate, they have difficulty starting the stream. Others experience a slow, weak, or interrupted stream of urine, and dribbling afterwards. Incontinence can also develop, as can pain or burning during urination. Hematuria or blood in the urine is also a possible symptom. Some men experience frequent urinary tract infections. However, urination issues do not always indicate prostate cancer; they may be symptoms of other conditions.

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