Urethral Cancer: Symptoms

What are the symptoms of urethral cancer?

Urethral cancer can be a silent disease. It may not cause any symptoms at all during the early stages (when the cancer is small). This cancer may cause the following symptoms as the tumor grows:

  • Blood in your urine

  • Discharge or bleeding from the urethra

  • Urinating often or feeling a frequent urge to urinate without passing much urine

  • Pain, low flow, or dribbling while urinating

  • Unable to control urine (urinary incontinence)

  • Enlarged lymph nodes in the groin area

  • Lump or growth in the penis or in the perineum (the area between your genitals and anus)

When to see your healthcare provider

Many of these symptoms may be caused by other health problems. But it is important to see your healthcare provider if you have these symptoms. Only a healthcare provider can tell if you have cancer.

Online Medical Reviewer: Donna Freeborn PhD CNM FNP
Online Medical Reviewer: L Renee Watson MSN RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Todd Gersten MD
Date Last Reviewed: 8/1/2021
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