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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: September 12, 2012
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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