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warrington63

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what is a PSA check ?
It is a blood count, called Prostate Specific Antigen. the results always take your age into account, the lower the PSA number the better. Upto aroun 4 is considered safe, above 6 can be cause for concern. Not everyone who has a high PSA has cancer,
If you are experiencing any waterworks problems the docs will normally ask for blood test and this will be included if prostate feels enlarged.
 
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I ended up in hospital with kidney stones a couple of months ago. Like Warrington63, I too was given Tamsolusin. Not sure what it does but it turned my balls into a newtons cradle..... :eek:
It's supposed to stop you going for a pee a lot , and rushing to find a toilet,
 

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Warrington has already said it but, just because your PSA count / level is high doesn’t mean it’s cancer. A urinary tract infection ( UTI ) such as I had can temporarily raise your PSA level significantly. I have had Prostatitis and that raised my PSA to silly levels also. Always best to go have yourself checked out choose how embarrassing you think it is.
 

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I've just had, hopefully got rid of, a UTI which resulted in an enlarged prostrate and the need to pee everytime I stood up.
Had a PSA done as part of a load more blood tests (thanks to Mick's advise ;)) and that flagged the red alarm bells at the GP's leading to an exam (nice female doc with no false nails ;) ). This showed a smooth prostract so it was diagnosed as an infection and a course of antibiotics followed.
Aparently it's connected to my heart conditon - weird and wonderful.

TBH the exam wasn't that unpleasant, WO told me all about sticking things up my bum anyway ;), but he could have said something about the gel :eek:
 

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I've just had, hopefully got rid of, a UTI which resulted in an enlarged prostrate and the need to pee everytime I stood up.
Had a PSA done as part of a load more blood tests (thanks to Mick's advise ;)) and that flagged the red alarm bells at the GP's leading to an exam (nice female doc with no false nails ;) ). This showed a smooth prostract so it was diagnosed as an infection and a course of antibiotics followed.
Aparently it's connected to my heart conditon - weird and wonderful.

TBH the exam wasn't that unpleasant, WO told me all about sticking things up my bum anyway ;), but he could have said something about the gel :eek:
You had a female doc.
you could have got a male doc whose hand can make holding a bowling ball look like a ping pong ball . ?
 
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