What are the symptoms of BPH urinary obstruction?

Usually, the patient experiences changes in their urination habits over the years, which are due to benign enlargement of the prostate and changes that the bladder undergoes during aging. On occasion, these processes severely alter urination (obstruction/irritation) and the patient’s quality of life. The most common symptoms are:

  • Difficulty starting or needing to use force to urinate
  • Feeling that the bladder has not completely emptied after urination
  • Difficulty resisting the urge to urinate
  • Weak or interrupted urine stream, and prolonged urination
  • The need to urinate again shortly after the last urination
  • Getting up several times during the night with the urge to urinate

In the initial stages of disease, the bladder is able to compensate for the difficulty of the passage of urine by increasing the force of contraction, but with time the walls become thicker, and a time may come in which it will not be able to expel the urine.