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Prostate problems are common, particularly in men aged over 50.
The prostate is a small gland found only in men. It surrounds the tube that carries urine out of the body (urethra). The prostate gland produces a thick, white fluid that gets mixed with sperm to create semen. The prostate gland is about the size and shape of a walnut but tends to get bigger as you get older. It can sometimes become swollen or enlarged by conditions such as:
There’s no single test for prostate cancer. The most commonly used tests used by your GP to detect prostate cancer include:
- blood tests – PSA – Prostate Specific Antigen test
- a physical examination of your prostate (known as a digital rectal examination, or DRE)
The Prostate-specific Antigen (PSA) test is a blood test that can help diagnose prostate problems, including prostate cancer. For more information, visit Prostate Cancer UK.
The IPSS questionnaire allows your GP to better understand the severity of your water work symptoms. It is used for men who are having problems that are likely to be related to an enlarged prostate. It is helpful in determining which treatment option is best for you and then monitoring any improvement.
Please calculate your score and inform your GP during your consultation.
Learn how to self-examine your testicles. Visit ‘It’s in the Bag’
For news and information, visit GIRES (Gender Identity Research & Education Society)
To learn more and for FAQs, visit the NHS website
For full details, visit Bowel Cancer UK