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Why does it hurt sometimes when I urinate?

I am a 36 year old male. sometimes when i use the bathroom it hurts afterwards. it will feel like there is still urine coming out but there isn't any. sometimes it will get worse when i am trying to sleep - it will feel like i have to urinate every 5 minutes. on these occasions not much urine will come out. it makes it extremely difficult to fall asleep sometimes. also sometimes it doesn't feel like i have finished - it feels like there is still urine left which needs to be expelled. i am not currently taking any medication.
Your symptoms may be attributed to a problem with the prostate gland. The prostate sits below the bladder and encases part of the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the end of the penis. When the prostate is enlarged, as in the condition BPH or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, men can experience of a variety of symptoms as a result: weakened urinary stream, feeling of incomplete voiding, increased frequency of urination, and the need to urinate during the night. Occasionally, the prostate can also become infected or inflamed, a condition called prostatitis. This condition can mimic BPH, but can also cause a vague sensation of pain in the lower pelvis and can also be associated with urinary tract infections. You should talk with your primary care doctor about the symptoms you are experiencing. With your type of symptoms, your doctor will likely proceed with a rectal exam to detect any enlargement, bogginess or tenderness of the prostate gland. He/she should will also likely perform an analysis of your urine to detect any signs of infection or inflammation.
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