Men find the onset of erectile dysfunction quite confusing. This is because they didn’t have to worry about it before. Hence, suddenly experiencing it makes them feel that their problem is sexually related. To add more complication, some men who can get an erection might have some problems in maintaining it.
On top of erectile dysfunction, prostate cancer may also pose some ejaculatory problems. Either you experience pain during ejaculation, or have decreased semen volume.
An important note, though: decreased semen volume may also be caused by dietary problems. In fact, if you are dehydrated, you may have a decreased volume of seminal fluid. The frequency of ejaculation may also trigger this symptom.
While doctors state that other health conditions will more likely cause ejaculatory problems, you still need to be vigilant. Especially if you suffer from ejaculatory problems and the other signs and symptoms in this list.
Seeing blood is also one of the early warning signs of prostate cancer. But where could men see blood?
Prostate cancer may cause blood to appear in both urine (hematuria) and the seminal fluid. Again, while another condition may be causing it, remember that there should not be blood in your urine or semen. Hence, consulting your doctor is a must.
What About Back Pain?
Last on our list, but the most alarming of the prostate cancer symptoms is back pain.
There are many ways to describe the back pain associated with cancer of the prostate. For some, they say that it feels like their bone hurts. For others, they feel that the pain is like a consistent “stiffness” in their back.
Now, why do many experts consider back pain an alarming symptom of prostate cancer? This is because back pain often means that cancer has spread to other areas of the body.
If you suffer from back pain, especially one that comes with problems in urination and ejaculation, head straight to the doctor’s office for a consultation – more so if the pain extends to your hips, upper thighs, and shoulders. Also, seek medical help right away if your back pain is accompanied by swelling of the lower extremities.
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