Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
What are the symptoms of BPH?
Two types of symptoms are characteristic of BPH: obstructive and irritative. Among the obstructive symptoms are difficulty in initiating urination, intermittent urine emission, incomplete bladder emptying, weak urinary jet and excessive strain while urinating. Irritative symptoms include high frequency of low volume urination (known as pollakiuria), increased need to urinate during the night (known as nocturia), urgency and urgent need for emptying the bladder and a burning sensation during urination. It should be mentioned that the disease is often asymptomatic, with about 50% of affected people experiencing no symptoms or discomfort.