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Is prostate enlargement painful?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Usually not
You refer to urine flow which becomes more difficult in men as the prostate enlarges with age.
It pushes on the urine outflow tract cause the symptoms of urgency, night frequency, slow and low flow and incomplete emptying of the bladder.It is uncomfortable, but no actual pain. Evaluation by your urologist to rule out cancer is needed. Meds to increase flow are available which can help.

In brief: Usually not
You refer to urine flow which becomes more difficult in men as the prostate enlarges with age.
It pushes on the urine outflow tract cause the symptoms of urgency, night frequency, slow and low flow and incomplete emptying of the bladder.It is uncomfortable, but no actual pain. Evaluation by your urologist to rule out cancer is needed. Meds to increase flow are available which can help.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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3 doctors agree
In brief: No
Prostate enlargement is a normal process for the aging male.
It occurs very slowly throughout the years and does not and should not cause pain. Pain in this area is a sign of another problem that should be evaluated and treated. Prostate enlargement usually causes some difficulty with urination but is not painful.

In brief: No
Prostate enlargement is a normal process for the aging male.
It occurs very slowly throughout the years and does not and should not cause pain. Pain in this area is a sign of another problem that should be evaluated and treated. Prostate enlargement usually causes some difficulty with urination but is not painful.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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Dr. George Klauber
Painful if prostatic enlargement is due to prostatitis
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