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When to Seek Medical Care
If you experience fever/chills or nausea/vomiting, or if the prostate enlargement condition worsens and symptoms such as blood in the urine or lower back pain are present, consult a doctor immediately. If you cannot reach your doctor when these symptoms are present, seek evaluation at a hospital's emergency department.
For acute symptoms such as acute urinary retention (you cannot urinate), you should immediately go to the closest emergency medical facility.
Men over 50 years of age should have their prostate checked annually by their physician even if they have no symptoms.
Glenn S. Gerber, MD
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