Sometimes it is a benign thing like a broken blood vessel in the prostate gland. He went to the doctor and the doctor thought that it might be a urinary tract infection. This typically will occur with initiation or at the end of urination as opposed to being throughout the entire stream. Site Search Message Boards User. Want a second opinion? The opinions expressed in WebMD Message Boards are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. This includes straining or frequency of urination or defecation.