Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 2 August 2014

Prostate worries are affecting our sex life

Fiona Caine is here to help if you have a relationship, sexual, marriage or family problem

My husband and I are both in our late fifties and have had, mostly, an active sex life.

Just recently, though, he has started to get up two or even three times a night to go to the toilet.

He thinks he may have a prostate problem as he's finding it difficult to pass water.

He also told me that he's worried that if he tries to have intercourse, he won't be able to ejaculate properly. Is he right, or is he worrying unnecessarily? GM

FIONA SAYS: HUSBAND NEEDS TO SEE A DOCTOR SOON

If your husband is finding it painful to urinate, then inevitably he is going to be worried that it will be just as painful, if not more so, to ejaculate.

He needs to see his GP, and he needs to do so as soon as possible.

There are all kinds of reasons for urinary frequency and discomfort, and a simple course of treatment may make all his symptoms vanish.

If he does have an enlarged prostate, then he will need treatment, and the sooner he gets himself examined and treated, the better.

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