The prostate is a gland that is found only in men. It is located just below the bladder and is responsible for supplying seminal fluid. This allows semen to be ejaculated, thus enabling reproduction. It is not often that we will even notice this gland at all but it can be troublesome sometimes.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which is also known as an enlarged prostate, can cause some problems with the urinary tract. The enlarged gland puts pressure on the bladder and nearby tissues and this can result in various symptoms.
It can be treated with medication, although surgery may sometimes be necessary. Below are 10 symptoms of BPH to look out for.
Symptom #1: Dribbling after Urinating
We need to be able to expel urine from our bodies, it has to go somewhere after all. The system that we have is quite effective, even if it can be a little inconvenient from time to time. It was particularly useful for us when we were in the wild, because it prevented a trail of urine that could give our location away to potential predators.
The flow of urine will usually stop completely once we have finished urinating. This is not always the case in people with BPH, however, as they can continue to dribble urine even after they have finished.