Do you do it more than once a night?

#42
Surely one of the main reasons that prostrate cancer kills so many is the reluctance to get it checked? I’m just thinking that if your doctor refers all patients who broach the subject of rectal examinations to someone else, she’s increasing the risk that they’ll bottle it. She might be a laugh and on the telly but she surely needs to do her bloody job.
Despite the risk of having a queue around the block.
She was very professional and good at her job.
My local practice no longer does invasive procedures as there is a big hospital just down the road.
 
#43
I heard daily masturbation can help combat prostate cancer.
That only works if your doing it to yourself though. If you're just grabbing a number of random blokes every day in the public toilets and wanking them off, I suspect you are still at risk of cancer. :hump:
 
#44
She was very professional and good at her job.
My local practice no longer does invasive procedures as there is a big hospital just down the road.

Yep, same here. I`d much rather have somebody who performed it on a daily basis anyway rather than a greenhorn who might not even be able find ones ass hole, followed by fumbling around inside yer anus looking for the badger.
 
#45
She was very professional and good at her job.
My local practice no longer does invasive procedures as there is a big hospital just down the road.
My point still stands regarding some of our meeker brethren maybe not bothering to follow through* with the referral.
And it sounds like a shit* excuse anyway- “yeah, we don’t do our job properly here because there are some real doctors up the road.”
Anyway, invasive shmasive- it’s poking a finger up an arse, not open-heart surgery.

* I don’t like myself for putting these puns here, but they were unavoidable.
 
#48
My point still stands regarding some of our meeker brethren maybe not bothering to follow through* with the referral.
And it sounds like a shit* excuse anyway- “yeah, we don’t do our job properly here because there are some real doctors up the road.”
Anyway, invasive shmasive- it’s poking a finger up an arse, not open-heart surgery.

* I don’t like myself for putting these puns here, but they were unavoidable.
You are of course completely correct. Just to be clear I did not directly ask her to put her finger up my jacksy .
I just hinted that there may be a problem.
 
#50
I have been going through the mill on this since last October. Story is a bit long but it illustrates what peeing too much can produce!

I was getting up for a pee frequently during the night so I went to my doctor. She did a rectal examination but said my prostrate wasn’t really enlarged, only what she would expect from a man of 70.

She said she thought the excessive urination was down to my Type 2 diabetes and put me on tablets for the diabetes (which I’d not needed before) She also sent me for an ultra sound check on my bladder and kidneys.

The tablets caused severe constipation and I was still peeing a lot so I went back, saw a different GP. She changed the tablets but before I could start taking them I went back to the GP as I was feeling pretty bad. Different GP, an Asian lady who took one look at my records and me and said “I don’t like the look of you I want you go to the hospital, I’ll call them and tell them to expect you”.

Down to the hospital where they tell me I should not have been sent home after the ultra sound as the pressure in my bladder was putting pressure on my kidneys. I had a catheter put in and spent a week in hospital until they were satisfied my kidney function had improved.

Was told I did need my prostrate boring out as it was blocking the bladder. Waiting time for the operation – six months and I would have to have the catheter in for the whole time.

A few weeks later I attending the hospital to have a camera inserted in my bladder. I felt ill so they wouldn’t do it, said I had a urinary tract infection and gave me antibiotics. Two days later the urine in my catheter bag was bright red. I called the district nurse who came, took one look and called the GP. His answer – call 999. I did and was in hospital for a week having intravenous antibiotics followed by oral for a week once they discharged me.

I had the camera in my bladder, interesting watching it on the TV screen but painful at the end as it took the doctor two goes to the catheter back in.

I had another visit to the GP when I found blood strings in the catheter bag. She said it was probably nothing to worry about but would write to urology. They made me an appointment for a CAT Scan!

The tablet that caused constipation resulted in bleeding haemorrhoids. The GP sent me to a the specialist who said I need a Box Brownie in my rectum. Again interesting watching it on TV but nothing untoward found .

That night I felt ill, the next day I was still in bed at mid day when my son came home from his shift. He called 999.

This time I was in hospital for three weeks having intravenous antibiotics twice a day. While in they discovered the information about the blood strings so sent me down for a CAT Scan. Turns out I have/had a blockage from one kidney to the bladder. They said they would investigate once the infection was cleared up with another CAT Scan.

Three weeks post discharge the catheter is changed. The next day I spent eight hours in A&E waiting for another infection to be diagnosed. Another week on antibiotics.

I’m still waiting, some four and half months after the catheter was first fitted for some sign of action on a prostrate operation. I’m also waiting, seven weeks after hospital discharge for some indication as to when they will investigate the blocked kidney passage.

I have to assume that the prostrate isn’t cancerous although there’s been no biopsy done, just the blood test. I also have to assume that although blood tests show reduced kidney function it’s not enough for them to be worried about, even if I am!

The catheter gets changed in two weeks, I asking for antibiotics before the event.

If you go to the GP because you’re peeing too often don’t expect it to be all plain sailing but don’t let it put you off either. You might not have cancer but there are other problems you can have.
 
#51
Hmmm..this thread has got me thinking.
I've been shitting rather loosely lately, and when wiping there's occasionally Blood on the paper.
Now, is it down to the fact that I'd been on the piss for 2 days or is the blood the first sign of Piles?

My GP is an asian bloke who's built like a Brick shithouse :(
Go to the docs and speak to the receptionist. They will give you a self test kit that is easy to use. DONT PUT IT OFF. Some blood can be caused by hefty stools. Have had some eggtopic stools which are f###ing painful. Walking can help. If it coincides with something you ate, a simple change in diet or how you eat can make all the difference. Lowest bidder bog roll can and has drawn blood but that's another story. Anyway, go visit the docs and get the kit.
 
#52
I have been going through the mill on this since last October. Story is a bit long but it illustrates what peeing too much can produce!

I was getting up for a pee frequently during the night so I went to my doctor. She did a rectal examination but said my prostrate wasn’t really enlarged, only what she would expect from a man of 70.

She said she thought the excessive urination was down to my Type 2 diabetes and put me on tablets for the diabetes (which I’d not needed before) She also sent me for an ultra sound check on my bladder and kidneys.

The tablets caused severe constipation and I was still peeing a lot so I went back, saw a different GP. She changed the tablets but before I could start taking them I went back to the GP as I was feeling pretty bad. Different GP, an Asian lady who took one look at my records and me and said “I don’t like the look of you I want you go to the hospital, I’ll call them and tell them to expect you”.

Down to the hospital where they tell me I should not have been sent home after the ultra sound as the pressure in my bladder was putting pressure on my kidneys. I had a catheter put in and spent a week in hospital until they were satisfied my kidney function had improved.

Was told I did need my prostrate boring out as it was blocking the bladder. Waiting time for the operation – six months and I would have to have the catheter in for the whole time.

A few weeks later I attending the hospital to have a camera inserted in my bladder. I felt ill so they wouldn’t do it, said I had a urinary tract infection and gave me antibiotics. Two days later the urine in my catheter bag was bright red. I called the district nurse who came, took one look and called the GP. His answer – call 999. I did and was in hospital for a week having intravenous antibiotics followed by oral for a week once they discharged me.

I had the camera in my bladder, interesting watching it on the TV screen but painful at the end as it took the doctor two goes to the catheter back in.

I had another visit to the GP when I found blood strings in the catheter bag. She said it was probably nothing to worry about but would write to urology. They made me an appointment for a CAT Scan!

The tablet that caused constipation resulted in bleeding haemorrhoids. The GP sent me to a the specialist who said I need a Box Brownie in my rectum. Again interesting watching it on TV but nothing untoward found .

That night I felt ill, the next day I was still in bed at mid day when my son came home from his shift. He called 999.

This time I was in hospital for three weeks having intravenous antibiotics twice a day. While in they discovered the information about the blood strings so sent me down for a CAT Scan. Turns out I have/had a blockage from one kidney to the bladder. They said they would investigate once the infection was cleared up with another CAT Scan.

Three weeks post discharge the catheter is changed. The next day I spent eight hours in A&E waiting for another infection to be diagnosed. Another week on antibiotics.

I’m still waiting, some four and half months after the catheter was first fitted for some sign of action on a prostrate operation. I’m also waiting, seven weeks after hospital discharge for some indication as to when they will investigate the blocked kidney passage.

I have to assume that the prostrate isn’t cancerous although there’s been no biopsy done, just the blood test. I also have to assume that although blood tests show reduced kidney function it’s not enough for them to be worried about, even if I am!

The catheter gets changed in two weeks, I asking for antibiotics before the event.

If you go to the GP because you’re peeing too often don’t expect it to be all plain sailing but don’t let it put you off either. You might not have cancer but there are other problems you can have.
Thanks for sharing that. Best wishes.

UTIs are common but can lead to folk getting slightly confused or having memory issues for a few days. If side effects of meds occur, others are sometimes available.
 
#53
You are of course completely correct. Just to be clear I did not directly ask her to put her finger up my jacksy .
I just hinted that there may be a problem.
Fair enough, I’m probably being a bit harsh but it does seem counter-productive putting maximum effort into campaigning for blokes not to be shy if- when someone does hint, however obliquely, at a problem- the doc is too busy / insensitive / dim to notice.
@kelvin_273 might have a good point with regard to preferring having an expert poking about but I thought this was basic med school stuff? Also if the doctor’s unsure or has any concerns whatsoever, they’ll carry out further checks and refer you anyway. I’d have thought there’s more incentive for an individual to continue seeking treatment if a doctor has actually bothered to carry out an examination and then voiced concern, rather than just punted you up the road from the off.
 
#54
I have been going through the mill on this since last October. Story is a bit long but it illustrates what peeing too much can produce!

I was getting up for a pee frequently during the night so I went to my doctor. She did a rectal examination but said my prostrate wasn’t really enlarged, only what she would expect from a man of 70.

She said she thought the excessive urination was down to my Type 2 diabetes and put me on tablets for the diabetes (which I’d not needed before) She also sent me for an ultra sound check on my bladder and kidneys.

The tablets caused severe constipation and I was still peeing a lot so I went back, saw a different GP. She changed the tablets but before I could start taking them I went back to the GP as I was feeling pretty bad. Different GP, an Asian lady who took one look at my records and me and said “I don’t like the look of you I want you go to the hospital, I’ll call them and tell them to expect you”.

Down to the hospital where they tell me I should not have been sent home after the ultra sound as the pressure in my bladder was putting pressure on my kidneys. I had a catheter put in and spent a week in hospital until they were satisfied my kidney function had improved.

Was told I did need my prostrate boring out as it was blocking the bladder. Waiting time for the operation – six months and I would have to have the catheter in for the whole time.

A few weeks later I attending the hospital to have a camera inserted in my bladder. I felt ill so they wouldn’t do it, said I had a urinary tract infection and gave me antibiotics. Two days later the urine in my catheter bag was bright red. I called the district nurse who came, took one look and called the GP. His answer – call 999. I did and was in hospital for a week having intravenous antibiotics followed by oral for a week once they discharged me.

I had the camera in my bladder, interesting watching it on the TV screen but painful at the end as it took the doctor two goes to the catheter back in.

I had another visit to the GP when I found blood strings in the catheter bag. She said it was probably nothing to worry about but would write to urology. They made me an appointment for a CAT Scan!

The tablet that caused constipation resulted in bleeding haemorrhoids. The GP sent me to a the specialist who said I need a Box Brownie in my rectum. Again interesting watching it on TV but nothing untoward found .

That night I felt ill, the next day I was still in bed at mid day when my son came home from his shift. He called 999.

This time I was in hospital for three weeks having intravenous antibiotics twice a day. While in they discovered the information about the blood strings so sent me down for a CAT Scan. Turns out I have/had a blockage from one kidney to the bladder. They said they would investigate once the infection was cleared up with another CAT Scan.

Three weeks post discharge the catheter is changed. The next day I spent eight hours in A&E waiting for another infection to be diagnosed. Another week on antibiotics.

I’m still waiting, some four and half months after the catheter was first fitted for some sign of action on a prostrate operation. I’m also waiting, seven weeks after hospital discharge for some indication as to when they will investigate the blocked kidney passage.

I have to assume that the prostrate isn’t cancerous although there’s been no biopsy done, just the blood test. I also have to assume that although blood tests show reduced kidney function it’s not enough for them to be worried about, even if I am!

The catheter gets changed in two weeks, I asking for antibiotics before the event.

If you go to the GP because you’re peeing too often don’t expect it to be all plain sailing but don’t let it put you off either. You might not have cancer but there are other problems you can have.

The above is all the bollox he told his wife to cover up him having the clap the filthy scutter!
 
#55
Had some of my prostate removed a couple of years ago, I was up 2 or 3 times a night, didn't think anything of it. Anyway mid fifties and getting a bit rotund, hit the gym & changed my diet. Eating eggs every day for breakfast meant that every time I went for a shit I was building a log cabin, eventually this abuse made me tear my ********. I started shitting blood and informed She Who Must Be Obeyed, who being a nurse and therefore an expert on all things medical decided I had stomach cancer and needed to see the doctor.
Duly attended surgery, confirmed that it was nothing serious and I should start to take stuff to soften my shit, anyway he said while he was examining my bum he would check my prostate, then referred me to specialist A few more tests then in for surgery. Had a massive bit of prostate removed, bigger than most entire prostates, good news non cancerous. The only side effect is that I now fire blanks, no big deal Definitely get your checks done.
 

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#57
Surely one of the main reasons that prostrate cancer kills so many is the reluctance to get it checked?
Ignorance combined with the general feeling that you are just getting older. I must take up the GP's offer of a full medical. Problem is at the moment I keep seeing him for muscular issues (left over problems from car crashes) and broaching the subject is difficult given his time constraints. I'm in tomorrow so I will ask.
 

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LE
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#58
Had a massive bit of prostate removed, bigger than most entire prostates, good news non cancerous. The only side effect is that I now fire blanks, no big deal Definitely get your checks done.
If that's a side effect then I up for it!
 
#59
Had my MOT last year , and there was trace protein in my urine , redid the test, again protein , off for an other ultrasound then out patients visit to get the telescope pushed up my japs eye into my bladder ....fascinating to watch the flow of urine into the bladder from further upstream, all clear, just as he finished, and after he'd ripped the scope out " just turn on your side Mr Beagle , I'll have a quick check of your prostate , "... enlarged , but only because of my age , saying that ,my brother who is 5 years older(70) has just finished a pretty bleak radiotherapy treatment for his prostate cancer he is clear at the moment,but it may come back , (I was at my mates funeral at the weekend after he lost his fight with PC... he had the same results and prognosis as my bro has)
anyway , 0345 every night , whether I drink before bed or not , and again at precisely 0645... you just get used to it got problems , if you have problems, or worried about it ,just get it checked
 
#60
Had some of my prostate removed a couple of years ago, I was up 2 or 3 times a night, didn't think anything of it. Anyway mid fifties and getting a bit rotund, hit the gym & changed my diet. Eating eggs every day for breakfast meant that every time I went for a shit I was building a log cabin, eventually this abuse made me tear my ********. I started shitting blood and informed She Who Must Be Obeyed, who being a nurse and therefore an expert on all things medical decided I had stomach cancer and needed to see the doctor.
Duly attended surgery, confirmed that it was nothing serious and I should start to take stuff to soften my shit, anyway he said while he was examining my bum he would check my prostate, then referred me to specialist A few more tests then in for surgery. Had a massive bit of prostate removed, bigger than most entire prostates, good news non cancerous. The only side effect is that I now fire blanks, no big deal Definitely get your checks done.
I think I will have to have some of my prostate removed pretty soon as recent ultra sound scan showed it was very large and have to get up at least three times in the night. I am told the NHS waiting times in my area are very long and was thinking of of selling off a couple of gallons of the Novacheck I bought from an army surplus store in the Ukraine. There a few choices of ops and I would be interested in what ops fellow Arrsers have had and if they experienced and problems afterwards.
 

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