When it comes to men’s health, prostate cancer is common. But, where do you feel prostate pain?
Prostate cancer has no symptoms. There are no warning signs that tell you that you have prostate cancer. It can grow, and you won’t know it. That is why it is crucial to get a prostate cancer screening every year.
Prostate cancer is not the only culprit when it comes to prostate pain. Prostatitis can also cause pain.
Prostatitis is when the prostate gland swells and becomes inflamed. The prostate gland is a walnut-sized gland that produces fluid that nourishes sperm.
Where do you feel prostate pain when you get prostate cancer?
If a tumor grows in your prostate, you will get these painful symptoms. These can be:
- When you pee, it hurts.
- It also burns when you ejaculate.
- You might feel pain in your rectum.
- You might also feel pressure in your rectum or pain in other parts of your body.
- Fever and chills.
- Problems having sex.
How do you get prostate cancer?
All men can get prostate cancer. For every one hundred American men, thirteen will get prostate cancer in their lifetime. Two out of the thirteen will die from it.
And as men get older, the chance of them getting prostate cancer skyrockets.
The following are men that have the most risk of prostate cancer:
- African American
- Family history of prostate cancer
African American male
Men who are African-American are more likely to get prostate cancer than other people. Men who are African-American die from prostate cancer at a younger age, and most of the time, the disease is so advanced when it is found.
Some men might have an increased risk of getting a certain type of prostate cancer. This happens if someone has inherited genetic changes such as:
- If you have more than one first-degree relative who had prostate cancer, including relatives on your mother’s or father’s side of the family in three generations.
- You were diagnosed with prostate cancer when you were 55 years old or younger, and other members of your family have been diagnosed with breast, ovarian, or pancreatic cancer.
[source: Who Is at Risk for Prostate Cancer?]
Where do you feel prostate pain when you get prostatitis?
Prostatitis causes pain in the groin, pelvic area, or genitals. It also causes pain when you pee. Sometimes it can make you feel like you have a cold.
Prostatitis is when a man has an infection in his prostate. The condition can happen to men of any age, but it is more common in men that are 50 or younger. There are many causes for prostatitis, but sometimes the reason isn’t known. For example, if bacteria caused someone’s prostatitis, antibiotics could usually cure the infection.
There are different types of prostatitis. It can come gradually or suddenly. Some classes last for months or keep coming back (chronic prostatitis).
There are many signs and symptoms of prostatitis. They can include:
- When I go to the bathroom, it feels like pain or burning.
- Urinating can be hard. You can dribble or urinate too slowly.
- You might pee a lot at night if you have this condition.
- You need to go pee now!
- Cloudy urine. When the pee looks like milk.
- You might see blood in your pee.
- Some people have pain in their stomachs. The pain might be in the groin or low back.
- It can hurt when you go poop.
- Pain or discomfort in your penis.
- Pain when you ejaculate.
- People with bacterial prostatitis have signs and symptoms that are like the flu.
How do you get prostatitis?
Bacteria often cause acute bacterial prostatitis in the urine. It can start when there is a leak from urine into the prostate gland. The infection can be treated with antibiotics. If you take them, the infection will go away, or it will not return.
If you have a serious accident or surgery, you might get nerve damage in your lower urinary tract. This can make it hard to pee and cause prostate problems. If a bacterial infection does not cause the pain, then the cause might be that you had an injury or operation.
Who is more likely to get prostatitis?
You’re more likely to get prostatitis if you fit the following:
- If you are young or middle-aged.
- Had prostatitis before, then you might get it again.
- It can happen if you have an infection in your bladder or the tube that carries urine and semen (urethra). This can happen if you go biking, for example.
- If you also have HIV/AIDS, then it is more likely.
- You might also get it after a prostate biopsy.
When to see the specialist?
If you have pain in your pelvis, difficult or painful urination, or painful ejaculation, see your doctor. An infection can cause this in the prostate gland, which can worsen over time if not treated.
You will feel pain when you get prostatitis, but there are no symptoms of prostate cancer.
You’ll feel pain when the prostate cancer has spread from the prostate or cancer has finally made the prostate gland swell.
The best way to prevent prostate pain is to exercise, lose belly fat, and get regular checkups with your doctor, especially when you’re at higher risk. Such as being an African-American male or with a family history.
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