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winglets_111

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I'm 34, male and for more than 2 months now I've been experiencing some strange, vague symptoms which are actually hard to describe as there is no pain or anything severe physically. 

It's like a very slight urge to pee which is more prominent at night and can disturb my sleep. I wake up around 3/4 am on and off for these 2 months with that slight sensation. But also during showering I'll sort of pee a few drops, a few times. After showering I can feel this strange, slight TIGHT like sensation at the end of my penis, as if there's still some urine in there waiting to come out...really confusing. Now this is the SAME sensation that wakes me up at night. 

My actual urination frequency is largely normal, that's volumes (about 2-2.5l a day) and number of times I'm going (4-5 times/day). My bladder has always been very strong and large as I can hold up to 700ml and this is the only time I'll get a really strong urge to go. It's just that at night time I keep waking up without having a full bladder at these odd times even though I didn't drink anything before bed.
I've had urianalysis samples done 4 times, all normal, tested my blood glucose level several times using home testing kits before/after meals and that's normal too (for diabetes). I then finally had a DRE and to my surprise, the doctor said my prostate was enlarged however it was very smooth and normal in that regard. I didn't expect someone my age to have this but the doctor wasn't overly concerned about it and said it's not abnormal and this can happen. Doctor thinks that my symptoms are more likely due to an over-active bladder than anything else but said I can do a PSA if I wanted. I'm really scared to do this though.

I suppose the overactive bladder would explain the intermittent symptoms. 
Also I've never had pain or burning or straining when peeing and there's no pain whatsoever anywhere else. I thought if an enlarged prostate or prostate infection was causing me issues I would have more noticeable symptoms, like pain during urination, weak flow etc. but that's all normal. I'm just worried and frustrated as I've never had urinary symptoms or anything like this before in my life. Always been in very good health.
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Hello Winglets-111
Welcome to our Forum, and hope you will find some relief and answers within, am sorry no one has been able to offer some suggestions for you.

We do have a Mens Thread, and found this Post, with some of the responses may be of help to you.

Also do consider joining BHUK, as they have so much more advice and info they can offer you,so maybe give them a call, and on Wednesday there is even a resident Nurse, who am sure could advise you.

Keep reading and posting on here, as am sure you will understand we are all different and react differently to medications offered, so asking questions will always help someone.

Kind regards
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