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Re: Prostate

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:48 am
by steve the grease
There are apparently lots of things that can go wrong with prostates that aren't ( to use the medical term) "sinister". Inflamed , enlarged and that sort of thing. They still need sorting though.

The Doctor cannot refuse you a referal to a specialist. If you are at all worried , go and see a specialist if only for peace of mind.

I don't know what it's like at your practice , but where I am it's difficult to see a Doctor you know, rather than a Locum. This doesn't help , because this 'here today gone tomorrow' method of delivery means that there is a lack of continuity in treatment, and repeat questioning , and examinations, which is unneccesary.

The test is not the most reliable indicator, as things like whether you have recently ejaculated will affect the reading. The rate of rise is used as an indicator of whether further investigation is wise , if it was 3 last year, 4 at Christmas and now it's gone up to 5 then something needs looking at. It is never used solely as a means of diagnosis , but as a pointer for further investigation.

Re: Prostate

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:43 pm
by WillS
I can definatley recommend sending off for the information pack called "Tool Kit" from Prostate Cancer U.K. It explains everything you need to know and more..
https://prostatecanceruk.org
Will

Re: Prostate

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:57 pm
by AlanHolt
My ex had a bit of an obsession with checking mine herself and she wasn't medically trained..

Re: Prostate

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:30 pm
by PaulinBont
The worst thing about an enlarged prostate is, when camping having to get out of a warm, snug sleeping bag and goes outside for a pee ( especially when it is raining). Lenore bottle in the tent-problem solved!

(Other detergent bottles are available)

Re: Prostate

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:16 pm
by UKJeeper
AlanHolt wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:57 pm
My ex had a bit of an obsession with checking mine herself and she wasn't medically trained..
Was her name "Peggy", by chance?


;)

Re: Prostate

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:10 pm
by Tonibe63
UKJeeper wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:16 pm
AlanHolt wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:57 pm
My ex had a bit of an obsession with checking mine herself and she wasn't medically trained..
Was her name "Peggy", by chance?


;)
Waaay too much information :shock:

Re: Prostate

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:02 am
by ollydog
All tests done now, will have to wait 3 weeks for the results

steve

Re: Prostate

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:09 am
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Good luck!

Re: Prostate

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:20 pm
by WillS
Good luck.
PM sent..

Re: Prostate

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:40 pm
by MotoCP
I had blood tests after being told I have an enlarged prostate but thankfully they came back all clear.

The peeing business is nuisance though.

I told my doctor, It’s like my bladder is the shape of an hour glass so I can only empty the bottom half before needing to go again a few minutes later.
She though that was a great analogy and then burst out laughing when I her told her its problem walking the dog because I cock my leg more than he does!
I don’t like taking tablets but she persuaded me to take Tamsulosin so I only have to get up in the night once or twice now.

Hope the tests come back clear for you Steve but don’t worry yourself too much in the mean time.

CP