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How is pain during ejaculation or urination a warning sign of cancer?

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If it hurts when you pee or have an orgasm, you might have an infection or swelling of your prostate gland or urethra. Less often, these symptoms can be due to prostate cancer. If the pain doesn't improve, have your doctor take a look.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: "Head and Neck Cancer."

American Cancer Society: "Benign breast conditions: Not all lumps are cancer," "Do I Have Testicular Cancer?" "Fever," "Lymph Nodes and Cancer," "Signs and Symptoms of Bladder Cancer," "Signs and symptoms of esophagus cancer," "Signs and symptoms of lung cancer."

American Kidney Fund: "Why do I have blood in my urine?"

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Appetite Loss," "Weight Loss."

BreastCancer.org: "Symptoms of Breast Cancer."

Cancer Research UK: "Dealing with Sweating," "The Cancer Itself."

Cleveland Clinic: "Fatigue & Cancer Fatigue."

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: "Alarm Symptoms: A Cause for Alarm?"

Skin Cancer Foundation: "If You Can Spot It You Can Stop It."

UCLA: "Prostatitis."

UpToDate: "Patient information: Abnormal uterine bleeding (Beyond the Basics)," "Patient Information: Blood in the stool (rectal bleeding) in adults (Beyond the Basics)."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 02, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: "Head and Neck Cancer."

American Cancer Society: "Benign breast conditions: Not all lumps are cancer," "Do I Have Testicular Cancer?" "Fever," "Lymph Nodes and Cancer," "Signs and Symptoms of Bladder Cancer," "Signs and symptoms of esophagus cancer," "Signs and symptoms of lung cancer."

American Kidney Fund: "Why do I have blood in my urine?"

American Society of Clinical Oncology: "Appetite Loss," "Weight Loss."

BreastCancer.org: "Symptoms of Breast Cancer."

Cancer Research UK: "Dealing with Sweating," "The Cancer Itself."

Cleveland Clinic: "Fatigue & Cancer Fatigue."

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: "Alarm Symptoms: A Cause for Alarm?"

Skin Cancer Foundation: "If You Can Spot It You Can Stop It."

UCLA: "Prostatitis."

UpToDate: "Patient information: Abnormal uterine bleeding (Beyond the Basics)," "Patient Information: Blood in the stool (rectal bleeding) in adults (Beyond the Basics)."

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on October 02, 2017

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