Have Urology Questions? Ask a Urologist Online.
Hello Rich I'm Dr Chip
How long has this been going on?
Rich this sounds like the classic problem with benign prostatic hypertrophy and men of your age tend to have enlarged prostates
For now you could try over the counter saw palmetto which might shrink your prostate a bit and ease the problem
But you should have your doctor check out your prostate and there are prescription medications like Flomax for this problem
Please let me know if you need any more information
Most times it begins just with the nighttime problem
Checked with a finger up the rectum?
That only checks for prostate cancer--there are no blood tests for BPH--that takes a digital prostate exam
My pleasure and call on me anytime