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Post: #41   PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:48 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


Main thing Steve, make sure they do a PSA check when they do the blood test.

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Post: #42   PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:24 pm Reply with quote
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hatzyian wrote:


Main thing Steve, make sure they do a PSA check when they do the blood test.


Thanks Ian - don't think they did a PSA test as the Prostatitis can cause
a high reading but will check with the doc in the UK.

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Post: #43   PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:32 pm Reply with quote
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trevnhil wrote:
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..


Thanks Trev - the doctor in Cyprus gave me the all clear on cancer and
must admit it had crossed my mind and was a little concerning. Will
have a check up though just to be on the safe side.

Mr Tibbs wrote:
I went through a period of quite a few years, some time ago, where I regularly had bouts of prostatitus. I’ve 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 don’t recall ever taking just a week’s worth.


Thanks Mr T - Yes was on the Ciprofloxin and the doc in Cyprus said I
should have been put on it for longer - she said it could have been the
reason why it returned quickly. Fingers crossed that this has killed it now.


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Post: #44   PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:38 am Reply with quote
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trevnhil wrote:
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..


Absolutely 1,000% correct. Make an appointment with a urologist today. I hope its nothing but, if it isn't, then days of delay may count.

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Post: #45   PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:43 am Reply with quote
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Steve,I hope all goes well,I'm sure it will but,as said,get the full and complete checks done.
slightly off tack here,but is it because you are still registered with a GP in the UK that you are able to see a urologist etc,? or would it be private?tia
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Post: #46   PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:25 am Reply with quote
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Here comes the rub:

I went to the general hospital this morning, the receptionist said that I needed a referral from a GP to see the urologist.

The GP looked at my blood tests and agreed to refer me.
The first available appointment is 15/4/2019...

The GP then said he would send me for a scan, so it was already done before I saw the Urologist.
I went to X-ray to book the scan, the first available appointment is 28/1/2019...

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Post: #47   PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:14 pm Reply with quote
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Where on earth was this? I went privately (€50) to an urologist umpteen years ago and he referred me to a doctor at the BOCOC. I had my first appointment with him within two weeks, followed by regular visits. In fact, I have an appointment tomorrow, by chance.

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Post: #48   PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:33 pm Reply with quote
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That's crazy timing Bobber.

I had a blood test, (private) and found high PSA. saw my GP who put me on a course of antibiotics. After another blood test showed still high PSA, he recommended a Urologist, who I saw within a week.

Costs were €40 for blood test, €30 for GP, and €50 for urologist.

Best of luck.

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Post: #49   PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:50 pm Reply with quote
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Bobbeer wrote:
Here comes the rub:

I went to the general hospital this morning, the receptionist said that I needed a referral from a GP to see the urologist.

The GP looked at my blood tests and agreed to refer me.
The first available appointment is 15/4/2019...

The GP then said he would send me for a scan, so it was already done before I saw the Urologist.
I went to X-ray to book the scan, the first available appointment is 28/1/2019...


Same as me, I went to the GP. at Paralimni clinic next to the General.

This was on the 29 April this year, the earliest date I was given for the Urologist was for 15th October. Saw him and am having a Ultrasound on the 29th Jan 2019, could have got on earlier in Jan, but am on a cruise. I then have another date with the Urologist on the 19th March 2019.

I showed him an Ultrasound which I had done in Private clinic in 2007.

He said my prostate was very large then.

My readings have always been between 2.3 and 2.8, normally have them done every year.

I was prescribed with Alfuzosin Hydrochloride.

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Post: #50   PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:09 am Reply with quote
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Had my PSA test yesterday and the result was 0.008 Very Happy

After a consultation with my urologist and an ultrasound scan, the swelling would seem to be a lymphocele. Something else to deal with, but minor in the great scheme of things.


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Post: #51   PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:59 am Reply with quote
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Bobbeer wrote:
Here comes the rub:

I went to the general hospital this morning, the receptionist said that I needed a referral from a GP to see the urologist.

The GP looked at my blood tests and agreed to refer me.
The first available appointment is 15/4/2019...

The GP then said he would send me for a scan, so it was already done before I saw the Urologist.
I went to X-ray to book the scan, the first available appointment is 28/1/2019...


Bob - I think I would go to the Lito and see a Urologist rather than wait.

I'm going to book an appointment with the doc and arrange a PSA test now
that the tablets have finished.

Cheers

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Post: #52   PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:00 am Reply with quote
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Larryand Sue wrote:
Had my PSA test yesterday and the result was 0.008 Very Happy

After a consultation with my urologist and an ultrasound scan, the swelling would seem to be a lymphocell. Something else to deal with, but minor in the great scheme of things.


Good news!

Cheers

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Post: #53   PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:00 am Reply with quote
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Hi Steve,
I used to get a PSA test done at the lab at the side of the Lito. I didn't bother seeing a doctor first, just wandered into the lab. If you go early, you can get the results the same day.
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Post: #54   PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:28 am Reply with quote
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So went to the doctors in the UK yesterday with a really bad back and
also what I thought were the first symptoms of Prostatitis coming back.

He looked at my back and did a few tests and put that down to spasms -
probably due to work - am currently doing two jobs at the moment.

Very dismissive about the symptoms I had although I explained
that I have had 3 episodes of Prostatitis this year so knew what they were.
I explained that I had tests done in Cyprus but he suggested that different
countries have different standards and probably Cyprus diagnosis wasn't right
- I did point out that I had also been diagnosed with it at this surgery as well.

Anyway he said just in case he wanted a urine and blood sample - the result
of which would probably take a couple of weeks and then he would look
again and decide if I need antibiotics Rolling Eyes

So the symptoms got worse last night and this morning got up and after
about ten mins I had a fever was a bit wobbly and nearly passed out! After a
bit of an argument with the receptionist at the docs I managed to see a
different doctor who actually listened, read the results from Cyprus and
agreed that I had Prostatitis again.

So another 30 days on the scary antibiotics and he said at this stage
I didn't need to be referred to a urologist Sad

BTW The attached Pharmacy didn't have cocodimol in stock and only had
half of the antibiotics - was not impressed!

Cheers

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Post: #55   PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:12 am Reply with quote
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Sorry to hear of your Symptoms Steve.. It seems that people are better off with the Cyprus doctors if they have Prostate problems..
I hope your antibiotics soon bring you relief..

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Post: #56   PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:57 am Reply with quote
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Hi Steve
What a shambles! By far you are better off Doctor & health wise in Cyprus. we wish you the very best and hope the antibiotics resolve the problem,also to say
what an excellent site that you run.
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Post: #57   PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:39 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks Trev & Mrs Smoke for your comments!!

I'll certainly be happy when the antibiotics kick in - might be able to walk
properly again Mad

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Post: #58   PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 4:18 pm Reply with quote
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You will be alright Steve.

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Post: #59   PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:20 pm Reply with quote
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mouse wrote:
You will be alright Steve.


Yes. I went through a few years getting regular bouts of prostatitis. I must have kept GSK shares up with the number of 28 day courses of Cipro tablets I took. Then, one day - just like that - it stopped. Confused

Maybe you just need to get old faster Steve. Very Happy

I just got a test done and with a PSA reading of 2 am relieved to know that it isn't prostate cancer that has me meeting so many new friends in loos.

Err, that didn't quite come out the way I meant. Embarassed
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Post: #60   PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:41 pm Reply with quote
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Assuming you're only shaking hands with old friends Mr Tibbs Very Happy Very Happy
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