How can you protect yourself against prostate problems?
Remember that the following can be signs of a prostate problem:
- Frequent urge to urinate
- Need to get up many times during the night to urinate
- Blood in urine or semen
- Painful or burning urination
- Not being able to urinate
- Painful ejaculation
- Frequent pain or stiffness in lower back, hips, pelvic or rectal area, or upper thighs
- Dribbling of urine
If you have any of these symptoms, see your doctor right away.
Where can I get more information about prostate problems?
Here are some helpful resources:
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Publications Clearinghouse
P.O. Box 8547
Silver Spring, MD 20907-8547
American Cancer Society
American Urological Association Foundation
1000 Corporate Boulevard
Linthicum, MD 21090
National Cancer Institute Cancer Information Service
National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
3 Information Way
Bethesda, MD 20892-3580
For more information on health and aging, contact:
National Institute on Aging Information Center
P.O. Box 8057
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8057
To sign up for regular email alerts about new publications and other information from the NIA, go to www.nia.nih.gov/health.
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