Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Difficulty Passing Urine in Men
If you are having difficulty passing your urine but are making a normal amount of urine over the course of the day, this probably means that you are frequently passing small amounts of urine. The most likely cause of frequent but difficult urination in a man is a problem with the prostate gland, such as
enlargement of the prostate gland (also called benign prostate hypertrophy, or BPH)
sudden infection of the prostate gland (acute prostatitis), which is often accompanied by fever or pain
slowly developing infection or inflammation of the prostate gland (chronic prostatitis).
All men with new difficulty passing their urine deserve medical evaluation, but certain symptoms can signal a more urgent problem, such as a serious urinary tract infection.
Have you had any of the following symptoms?
fever over 100.5F
severe pain in your flank, back or belly
blood in the urine.
- Abdomen and Pelvis
- See also:
- Acid Reflux Treatment
- Blood in the Urine in Men
- Causes of Impotence
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Constipation in Adults
- Difficulty Passing Urine
- Intestinal Gas Guide
- Loss of Control of Urine in Men
- Lumps or Pain Within the Scrotum
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Painful or Frequent Urination in Men
- Penis Pain, Sores, Discharge or Lumps
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Pain or Itching
- Recurring Abdominal Pain
- Sexual Problems in Men
- Treatment of Impotence
- Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain
- Understanding PSA
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