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    What could an enlarged prostate mean?

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    An enlarged prostate is usually the result of a harmless enlargement. The consequence of this enlargement is that there can be extra pressure on the bladder. As a result, more frequent urination will occur. Sometimes you wont be able to empty the bladder fully and so the frequency increases because of that. You may experence urgency to go to the toilet as well. This type of enlargement could result in being deficient is zinc. So get your zinc levels checked.

    Of course the the enlargement may be due to a more sinister cause like cancer

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    Most men's prostate enlarge to a varying degree with age. Naturally enough, men can get quite concerned by this, especially if they are told it is "large". Be reassured that of itself, prostate size really is not a big deal. 

    There is only a modest association with the chances of developing bothersome urinary symptoms. There is no association between prostate size and getting prostate cancer. The size of the prostate may influence treatment recommendations for those who are having problems, but that is another matter.

    Having a large prostate is not a problem in itself. So if you are not having trouble with your waterworks, don't worry about the size of your prostate.

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