Had to go for the old camera up the jacksie a few years back.The night before (for a bit of a laugh) I had a pint of water with a tube of glitter in it. Next day.Had a dose of that fleet stuff to clear the fat ball from the sewer so to speak. Then the procedure.Gave the Doc and Nurse a bit of a laugh. Apparently it was like a winter wonderland up there. Also got a bollocking for introducing foreign substances to My system.If she says she is just going to get a cotton bud to check out your jacksie get out sharpish.
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.
Congrats I bet you had a couple of beers to celebrate. What kind of op did you have. Turp or what?Up date.
Last Wednesday a telephone call from the hospital "Can you come in for your op next Wednesday the 4 April at 0730hrs".
If you can bite someones arm off down a telephone line she would have had both missing!
In yesterday morning, operation at 1200hrs, out today and home for 1700hrs.
Feel a lot better with no catheter, they say it was a success although there's plenty of blood in the urine.
What they cut out goes for biopsy but the results take a few weeks.
Still awaiting for a CAT Scan on the kidneys but they don't seem to be putting mush urgency to that.
But joy oh joy, not catheter!.
Congrats I bet you had a couple of beers to celebrate. What kind of op did you have. Turp or what?
That is all well and good until one loses a false finger nail, believe me you will find it every time you sit down without taking the utmost care.My doctor's a stunner and the locum GP is her sister.
To have birds like that put their finger up my bum for non-medical reasons would be seriously expensive...