Benign Prostate Enlargement is sometimes misdiagnosed as Bladder Cancer

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Bladder Cancer , when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Benign Prostate Enlargement.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia also known as prostate gland enlargement is a common condition in older men. It can cause problems with urination, and kidney problems. It can be commonly misdiagnosed as urinary tract infection, inflammation of the prostate, bladder or kidney stones and cancer of the prostate. If not treated it can lead to bladder and kidney damage.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Weak urine stream, stream that stops and starts, dribbling at the end of urination, frequent or urgent need to urinate, increased frequency of urination at night, difficulty starting urination, inability to completely empty bladder

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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