Some men do have problems passing urine as they get older but if you feel the need to go for a pee more frequently, maybe a couple of times during the night, or experience discomfort, it's best to check it out.
There's a chance it could be a symptom of prostate cancer, but as specialist nurse at Prostate Cancer UK, Meg Burgess says: "The thing with early prostate cancer is that there aren't always any symptoms."
Even so she says: "If you experience pain, or you find it difficult to start to pass water or have a weak or slow flow, you may have a problem with your prostate. In most cases it's likely to be what's called a benign enlargement or an infection but in some cases it could be prostate cancer."
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer is men, affecting forty thousand a year in the UK.
There is a test called a PSA (prostate specific antigen) test which measures the level of PSA in your blood.
It can't tell you if you have prostate cancer. It's a test for abnormalities of the prostate, which may or may not be cancer.
The Department of Health says any man over 50 who would like the PSA test can contact their GP who will then discuss the pros and cons of the test with them and be offered it.
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