A 71-Year-Old Man With Urinary Problems

Gerald W. Chodak, MD


March 14, 2017

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A 71-year-old man in generally good health begins to notice urinary problems. He gets up twice each night to urinate (nocturia), has a slow urinary stream, and has a sense of incomplete emptying. He denies urinary burning (dysuria) or blood in the urine (hematuria). Otherwise, he has no known medical conditions and takes no medication. Two years prior, he had an insurance examination, at which time his prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test result was 1.5 ng/mL.


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