Im 40 and I think my prostate has an issue.

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Ok so here is the deal, this is going to get a little personal. I apologize in advance. First of all I am new here and this has probably been answered already, but I’m kind of worried. A couple of months ago I started to notice some changes in my functions “downstairs.” 

The first thing I noticed wasn’t regarding urination. It was that when I ejaculate, the spurts were more like pre-pubescent oozes. Sorry for the image. I was also not waking up with morning wood anymore. I thought that maybe I was tired or whatever and figured I’d get back to my old distance records soon enough. 

Then I started to realize that when I have to take a leak, even when I have to go really bad, that I had to sort of make it happen and the stream is about 1/3 of normal.  Recently I have had to really help it along and sometimes there is some dribbling that occurs when I think I’m finished. I’ve never had a UTI that I can remember. I almost never get sick. My height and weight are where they are supposed to be and my last biometric blood scan had better than normal results. I did lose about 60 pounds last year by changing my diet and being more active at home. 

Sorry for the gory details, but I am very concerned and wanted to be as detailed as possible. Thank you. 

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    For starters, not much is off limits here (except posting URLs:  that will trigger board administrator intervention.)   I recommend that you see a urologist to find the cause of your issues.   If possible, try to see a urologist who is not too old.  I'm old myself, and I discovered that my first urologist, who is in his mid 60's had not kept up to date with new knowledge and practices.   You will likely have some tests, including a cystoscopy.  If you care tell us where you live, maybe someone can recommend a good urologist near you.

    Good luck.

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    I. I agree you need to see a urologist to check that your prostate isn't enlarged or has some other problem. He can do a quick ultrascan as well as a finger check. My uro used his portable ultrascan in his office and it only took 10 minutes to check the size and shape etc via the rectum.

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      I didn't need a urologist to tell me my prostate was enlarged and that I had prostatitis.  My General Practitioner did that for me.  He eventually referred me to a Uro.  In fact, that is the route you have to take in America anyway: is to go through the GP first.

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      I tend to go by time of day and words used to guess where the poster is. If he is in the UK his doctor will not have a scanner in his surgery and he will need to be referred to a urologist and that will take weeks although his GP will at least do a DRE.

      However two words used here says that he is an American :-)

       

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    For starters, not much is off limits here (except posting URLs:  that will trigger board administrator intervention.)   I recommend that you see a urologist to find the cause of your issues.   If possible, try to see a urologist who is not too old.  I'm old myself, and I discovered that my first urologist, who is in his mid 60's had not kept up to date with new knowledge and practices.   You will likely have some tests, including a cystoscopy.  If you care tell us where you live, maybe someone can recommend a good urologist near you.

    Good luck.

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    No need to be concerned about being graphic on this site. You are among friends. That having been said, what you are describing sounds like BPH symptoms.. but you are a bit young for those symptoms. I am not a doctor but I would imagine that prostatisis may cause those symptoms. I would definitely see a urologist to have your fears and concerns put to rest. In any event I would try not to worry about it too much. 

    Gary

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     Thanks for the responses. I live in NW Georgia. I’m new to the area having relocated from Cali back in October. My wife has set an appointment for me to see a doctor on NEXT Wednesday and that was the earliest one I could get. I’m happy to answer any question because I have no filter.

    Ha. Especially when it comes to the function of my favorite appendage.  

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