NONE!!! Often detected incidentally on ultrasound done for other purpose.
Blood in urine
Lump felt in tummy
All are late signs!!!
So be aware.
Go for an annual health check up( easy and affordable in India !!)
Watch your urine for any blood before you flush your commode.
Causes of poor urinary stream in men
Imagine urine flow like water flowing out of a tap.
There can be two causes of water not flowing with good stream out of a tap:
Tap tubing or channel( URETHRA) is blocked.
Motor( BLADDER MUSCLE) pumping the water into the tap from the reservoir(BLADDER) is not functioning properly generally due to faulty wiring( nerve supply to bladder)
Causes of a blocked tap( urinary passage)
Stricture ( scarring ) of urethra: can only be corrected surgically
Enlarged prostate( benign or cancerous): can be treated with medicines and surgery
Stone in urinary passage or urinary bladder
A bladder cancer located near bladder outlet
Phimosis( tight foreskin)
Causes of poor functioning pump ( weak baldder)
Diabetes, long standing
Any problem at level of brain, spine or nerves which supply urine bladder(wiring of the pump): stroke, brain Tumor, spine compression due to disc prolapse or cancer and Lots other neurological problems.
Medicines causing weakness of bladder like anticholinergics
See a urologist for a weak urine stream and majority causes are easily treatable.
Ignoring the symptoms may lead to missing a serious underlying cause or risking serious complications like kidney failure as a result of long standing urine obstruction.