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    Prostate Cancer - When To Call a Doctor

    Call your doctor right away if:

    • You cannot urinate.
    • You have symptoms of a urinary infection. For example:
      • You have blood or pus in your urine.
      • You have pain in your back just below your rib cage.
      • You have a fever, chills, or body aches.
      • It hurts to urinate.
      • You have groin or belly pain.
    • You have pain in your back or hips.
    • Your pain isn't controlled.
    • You are vomiting or nauseated.

    Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:

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    • You have pain when you ejaculate.
    • You have trouble starting or controlling your urine.

    Who to see

    The following health professionals can evaluate urinary symptoms:

    The following doctors treat prostate cancer:

    You may want to get a second opinion from a different specialist before making your treatment decision. For example, if your doctor is a family medicine physician, you may want to talk to a radiation oncologist, a urologist, or a urologic or medical oncologist.

    To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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