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I am male, 79 years of age. Recently I have prob lems

passing water,.quite servere discomfort and...
I am male, 79 years of age. Recently I have prob lems passing water,.quite servere discomfort and occasionally pass small tiny slivers of matter.
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This complaint almost certainly means you have a prostate issue.

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These break down into three varieties...

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Acute prostatitis, an infection of the prostate which comes on rather quickly and causes decreased urine and, usually, a feeling like you have the flu... low back pain is often present.

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Benign prostatic hypertrophy. An enlargement of the prostate that, over time, decreases uring flow and makes it hard to empty your bladder fully.

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Prostate cancer. the same symptoms as Benign prostatic hypertrophy, but this IS cancer.

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The point is that at this point you absolutely need to see your doctor for evaluation.

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This will include a blood test, a urine test, and will likely require a referral to a urologist, a surgeon who specializes in diseases of the urinary tract and prostate.

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