Prostate cancer usually doesn't cause symptoms in its early stages. When there are symptoms, they may include:
- Urinary problems, such as:
- Not being able to urinate at all.
- Having a hard time starting or stopping the flow of urine.
- Having to urinate often, especially at night.
- Having pain or burning during urination.
- Difficulty having an erection.
- Blood in your urine or semen.
- Deep and frequent pain in your lower back, belly, hip, or pelvis.
Symptoms that may show that the cancer has spread, or metastasized, to other parts of the body include:
- Weight loss.
- Bone pain, especially in the lower abdomen, hip, pelvis, or lower back.
- Swelling in the legs and feet.
For more information about prostate cancer that has come back or spread, see the topic Reference Prostate Cancer, Advanced or Metastatic.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference October 22, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology