24 Sep 2019

Prostate Cancer, Symptoms, Diagnosis

Suspecting you have prostate?
These are the very known symptoms of prostate cancer

1. Incomplete bladder emptying
2. Nocturia, which is the need to urinate two or more times per night
3. Dribbling at the end of your urinary stream
4. Incontinence, or leakage of urine
5. The need to strain when urinating
6. A weak urinary stream
7. A sudden urge to urinate
8. A slowed or delayed urinary stream
9. Painful urination
10.Blood in the urine

Talk to your doctor if you have any of these symptoms. They are treatable, and often treating them can help prevent complications.

Here are recommended tests to check for prostate.

1. Urinalysis: Your urine is checked for blood and bacteria.
2. Prostatic biopsy: A small amount of prostate tissue is removed and examined for abnormalities.
3. Urodynamic test: Your bladder is filled with liquid via a catheter to measure the pressure of your bladder during urination.
4. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test: This blood test checks for cancer of the prostate.
5. Post-void residual: This tests the amount of urine left in your bladder after urination.
6. Cystoscopy: This is the examination of your urethra and bladder with a tiny lighted scope that is inserted into your urethra
7. Intravenous pyelography or urography: This is an X-ray exam or CT scan that is done after a dye is injected into your body. The dye highlights your entire urinary system on the images produced by the X-ray or CT.

Inspiring Africa
1
Welcome to Afriglobal Medicare.
How can we be of help?
Powered by