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I'm 34, male and for more than 2 months now I've been experiencing some strange, vague symptoms which are actually hard to describe as there is no pain or anything severe physically.

It's like a slight sensation of fullness with a very slight urge to pee which is more prominent at night and can disturb my sleep. I wake up around 3/4 am on and off for these 2 months with that slight sensation. Sometimes it makes me want to pee but most of the time I don't need to go so I don't, so it's not really that severe.

Occasionally I'll end up having an urge to pee and some days I have voided a bit more than other days despite not changing my drinking habits.
I've never had pain or burning or straining when peeing and there's no pain whatsoever anywhere else.
I've had urianalysis samples done 4 times, all normal, tested my blood glucose level several times using home testing kits before/after meals and that's normal too. I then finally had a DRE and to my surprise, the doctor said it was slightly enlarged however it was very smooth and normal in that regard. It shocked me because I didn't expect someone my age to have this but the doctor wasn't overly concerned about it and said this can happen and it's nothing hugely to worry about. Nevertheless it's got me really anxious now. He gave me a PSA form so I'm going to go and get that done. I realise that prostate enlargement is a benign condition and there is no link to cancer but I don't know, I'm a little worried. [u]Am I right in thinking that the smoothness and surface/texture of the prostate is more important than the actual size? [/u]

He thinks that my symptoms are more likely due to a slight over-active bladder than anything else. I should also mention in relation to the enlarged prostate and a reason why possibly it could be in my case is that I have masturbated on average once a day since I was around 13/14 years of age. Now that is quite alot of masturbation and I know this has a connection with your prostate right? Is there any connection with prostate enlargement and masturbation?

Also on the morning of the DRE I had masturbated about an hour/1.5 hours before it so I don't know if that too had an effect.

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Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:29 am
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Post Re: varying urination symptoms
Winglets just a quick bit of advice. Do not ejaculate 48 hours before the PSA test. If you do the test results can be elavated.


Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:29 pm
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Thanks Madcap I was aware of this. Also do I need to leave it a week after the DRE as well?


Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:25 pm
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Post Re: varying urination symptoms
I would hold off on the PSA test for severals or more days after the DRE. PSA is often elavated when you have prostatitis so anything that might aggravate the prostate like a DRE could cause something similar.


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