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Post: #21   PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:38 am Reply with quote
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hatzyian wrote:

Just for interest to others in this situation, I have bought several pairs of underwear from Confitex.co.uk, and found them excellent.


Unfortunately, this kind of underwear is unsuitable for me as I am incontinent from both sides, to some extent, as a result of radiotherapy 23 years ago. I use adult pull up nappies, costing 50 eurocents per go. On a good day, they will last 24 hours but more commonly two per day.

The use of these nappies upsets me because of their environmental impact, knowing that in Cyprus they are not used for generating electricity in a waste-to-energy plant, as is the case in many countries throughout the world.

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Post: #22   PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:48 am Reply with quote
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I just feel I should put in a word of encouragement given to me by a good urologist: Most men over about 65 have to urinate often (twice in the night is normal), it does mean your prostrate is enlarged but it probably does NOT mean you have cancer.

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Post: #23   PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:22 am Reply with quote
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i usually get up twice a night to go to the loo.. I am under the are of a general hospital urologist and have had various tests over the years.
My PSA is checked at least twice a year. Sometime the reading us up... Sometimes the reading is down.. It has varied over the years between 7 and 11.
But I was told that when it is going up and down it is a sign that you have not got cancer. When it is going up, and up, and up, then there is cause to do more checking..
If any man has any concerns re urination then get it checked out. The doctors see people like us day after day.. Smile

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Post: #24   PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:37 am Reply with quote
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PatCon wrote:
I just feel I should put in a word of encouragement given to me by a good urologist: Most men over about 65 have to urinate often (twice in the night is normal), it does mean your prostrate is enlarged but it probably does NOT mean you have cancer.


I agree, getting up 3 or more times could just be a weak bladder.
I had no indications, just a high PSA, (17) which again does not mean cancer. But after antibiotics the PSA did not decrease to normal, and therefore warranted further investigation.

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Post: #25   PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:47 pm Reply with quote
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https://www.bbc.com/news/av/entertainment-arts-45810819/bill-turnbull-on-cancer-for-heaven-s-sake-get-tested
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Post: #26   PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:13 am Reply with quote
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https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/oct/21/prostate-cancer-radiotherapy-could-extend-thousands-of-lives-study-finds
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Post: #27   PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:43 am Reply with quote
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I had my radical prostatectomy a month ago and am well into the recovery phase. Bladder control going really well until I sneeze (dreading getting a cold) Embarassed

Still some swelling and I am going to consult my Urologist tomorrow about that. Getting my first post op PSA test at the same time, so fingers crossed.

I can't say it has been a pleasant time, but better than the alternative.

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Post: #28   PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:23 am Reply with quote
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Larry did they definitely diagnose cancer of the prostate..

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Post: #29   PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:31 am Reply with quote
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trevnhil wrote:
Larry did they definitely diagnose cancer of the prostate..

Trev..


Yes Trev, they did. I had 2 lots of biopsies and a prostate specific MRI which indicated the tumour was growing.

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Post: #30   PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:04 am Reply with quote
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Larryand Sue wrote:
I had my radical prostatectomy a month ago and am well into the recovery phase. Bladder control going really well until I sneeze (dreading getting a cold) Embarassed

Still some swelling and I am going to consult my Urologist tomorrow about that. Getting my first post op PSA test at the same time, so fingers crossed.

I can't say it has been a pleasant time, but better than the alternative.


I'm up to 7 weeks after opp now, bladder controll reasonable now, except for as you say sneezing, plus laugh, cough etc, and when tired. Did you get muscle exercises to do? See my earlier post ref underpants from UK. Really good. I use them with an extra disposable insert. Then full pampers at night.

Ref the swelling, did you have the lymph nodes removed as well? The swelling could be an accumulation of lymph fluid, in which case you need to see a specialist to 'reroute' the lymph flow. My wife is a qualified lymphodema practitioner and has me doing special 'brushing' routines every day.

Best of luck with the next PSA test. Mine is at the end of this month.

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Post: #31   PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:23 am Reply with quote
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Thank you for the reply Larry. Best wishes for a speedy recover

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Post: #32   PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:25 pm Reply with quote
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So what is the difference between a Digital and an Analogue examination?
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Post: #33   PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:27 pm Reply with quote
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2diffs wrote:
So what is the difference between a Digital and an Analogue examination?


a FINGER...

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Post: #34   PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:28 pm Reply with quote
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Can you make an appointment direct with a Urologist at the General Hospital or do you need to see a GP first?

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Post: #35   PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:24 pm Reply with quote
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Bobbeer wrote:
2diffs wrote:
So what is the difference between a Digital and an Analogue examination?


a FINGER...


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Post: #36   PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:50 pm Reply with quote
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2diffs wrote:
So what is the difference between a Digital and an Analogue examination?


https://prostatecanceruk.org/prostate-information/prostate-tests/digital-rectal-examination-dre
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Post: #37   PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:27 pm Reply with quote
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I'm guessing I should have read this thread but must have been avoiding it Embarassed

I've been having a few problems with my prostrate recently and since
January have had three bouts of Prostatitis. The last time I visited a GP in
Cyprus who sent me off for various tests at the lab - the first I had ever had.
The results came back and I had a very high white blood cell count -
something like 20,700 per microliter - which as was explained was caused
by the Prostatitis infection.

Unlike in the UK I was given antibiotics for a full month, instead of 7 days
and whilst only completed the course last week it's looking ok so far.

She did advise that I see a urologist when I got back to the UK for
an ultrasonic test or something - but to be honest it's not something
i'm in a rush to do.

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Post: #38   PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:53 pm Reply with quote
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Steve...Please have the tests done when you are back in the UK... Don't just say 'I feel OK now'
Hopefully is is just an infection and nothing to do with cancer.
But it really is best to make sure, and gives you a great peace of mind if everything is clear..
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Post: #39   PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:36 pm Reply with quote
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Steve - SJD wrote:
I'm guessing I should have read this thread but must have been avoiding it Embarassed

I've been having a few problems with my prostrate recently and since
January have had three bouts of Prostatitis. The last time I visited a GP in
Cyprus who sent me off for various tests at the lab - the first I had ever had.
The results came back and I had a very high white blood cell count -
something like 20,700 per microliter - which as was explained was caused
by the Prostatitis infection.

Unlike in the UK I was given antibiotics for a full month, instead of 7 days
and whilst only completed the course last week it's looking ok so far.

She did advise that I see a urologist when I got back to the UK for
an ultrasonic test or something - but to be honest it's not something
i'm in a rush to do.

Cheers

Steve


I went through a period of quite a few years, some time ago, where I regularly had bouts of prostatitus. Iíve no idea what triggered it, or why it eventually stopped. I had all the PSA, DRE checks + several ultrasound scans. Throughout they tended to put me on 28 days Ofloxacin/Ciprofloxin. I donít recall ever taking just a weekís worth.
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Bobbeer wrote:
Can you make an appointment direct with a Urologist at the General Hospital or do you need to see a GP first?


Help, anybody know?

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