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enlarged prostate

Is there any way that an enlarged prostate can cause problens with a bowel movement?
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An enlarged prostate can cause many problems, as it grows it closes things in it's way, how do you know you have an enlarged prostate?, that's something you shouldn't "guess" at. A Bud of mine just had to have a cathater inserted because enlarged prostate closed off his urethra tube and he was in great pain, only Dr. can tell for sure.
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Yes, an enlarged prostate can cause BM difficulties, such as pain when the colon presses on it.  But like Diogee said, you need to go to a doctor.  Get what's called a PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) test.  If you're older, you want to rule out possible prostate cancer.  Also, many bowel problems can mimic those symptoms, and those can be a lot less mild than an enlarged prostate.  Trust me, I've been there.

So a doc visit is definitely in order.

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Definitely, see a doctor! And sometimes a second opinion may be necessary. I've been misdiagnosed more than once ..... My doctor had lab tests to see if I have prostate cancer. Tests came back negative! I'm looking into taking herbal remedies for my enlarged prostate. I really need to find something very soon .... I'm getting up to use the bathroom at least every hour, sometimes more often. I have to go to bed now before 7:00 p.m., because I get up so many times, I lose too much sleep, and never get a good nights sleep .... I can't even sleep past 4:00 a.m. because of so many disuptions every night!

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