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Should you see a doctor about an enlarged prostate?

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Although rare, problems when you try to pee caused by an enlarged prostate can lead to serious problems such as kidney or bladder damage.

A larger prostate doesn’t mean you’ll have more or worse symptoms. It’s different for each person. In fact, some men with very large prostates have few, if any, issues. But your doctor should be aware either way.

SOURCES:

U.S. Food & Drug Administration website.

National Cancer Institute: "Prostate Cancer."

UrologyHealth.org: "Adult Conditions: Prostate," "BPH Treatment."

Urological Science Research Foundation.

American Cancer Society: "Detailed Guide: Prostate Cancer."

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Reviewed by Carmelita Swiner on November 18, 2020

SOURCES:

U.S. Food & Drug Administration website.

National Cancer Institute: "Prostate Cancer."

UrologyHealth.org: "Adult Conditions: Prostate," "BPH Treatment."

Urological Science Research Foundation.

American Cancer Society: "Detailed Guide: Prostate Cancer."

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Reviewed by Carmelita Swiner on November 18, 2020

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