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slightly enlarged prostate at 34

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 it's not abnormal and 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. Am I right in thinking that the smoothness and surface/texture of the prostate is more important than the actual size?

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 mas-bing on average once a day since I was around 13/14 years of age. Now that is quite alot of mas-bion and I know this has a connection with your prostate right? Is there any connection with prostate enlargement and m?

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

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I don't think you have to be worried about it if the doc said it was smooth. Also, an enlarged prostate can occur at any age. Masturbation has nothing to do with it. On the contrarary, to ejaculate is healthy for your prostate and you have less chance to get prostate cancer!


Don't mess around with that at your age, as prostate cancer is usually quite aggressive in younger men. Get a digital exam annually and a PSA test annually. For now, your symptoms can be relieved with a daily dose of Tamsulosin which your doctor can prescribe. That should make urination easier. If the urges continue without obvious cause, a mild dose of Amitriptyline will relax the nerve and take away the urge Talk to your doctor about these drugs.


what do you mean by don't mess around with that at my age? Like not to worry about it?


Take it seriously. Prostate cancer in younger men is usually more serious than in older men in which it is not as aggressive. Get regular checkups.


That's worrying to hear then. I heard it's very rare though in those under 40.


Also because you said it's more aggressive in younger men, I'm guessing that means the symptoms you have would be far more noticeable and severe right?


That’s something to discuss with your doctor.


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