Prostate problems?

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Hey guys, I'm new to this and not really sure where to start. Over the past year I have had some random pains that last only a minute or so, like a pressure in my lower abdomen, strange sensation in my testicles and I've had some urine issues too. Sometimes I take a while to start urinating and have to kind of strain to achieve the start of the flow. However more recently I have had worse symptoms the testicular sensation is more frequent and lasts way longer than before, ab pressure has become more prominent, I don't have much of an appetite at all. I've had some lower spine pain urinating very frequently that comes on suddenly. I just have no idea what is wrong. I've recently been googling some symptoms and have developed a health anxiety really want to know if these are symptoms of a prostate problem?

Thanks

Stuart

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    I forgot to mention strange anal pain pre and post ejaculation
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    Very varied symptoms that should be left to your doctor. He will want a urine sample if you have a suitable container if not recection can give you one but the best sample is from your first pee in the morning. He will probably do a blood test for infections and to check your PSA level.

    Finally he will do a DRE (digital rectal examination) to check the size and feel of your prostate. Don't worry it is just two fingers, quick and not really painful.

    Good luck.

    Remember to ask what he thinks rather than come away still wondering.

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    It could be prostate but it could be a million other things as well. My top tip, go see your GP as soon as possible and get off the internet or you will worry yourself into an early grave.

    Chances are it's something easy to sort but there is a slim chance it could be something worse. Hence seeing a doctor asap to get treatment as early as possible.

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