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PostSubject: What a week,    Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:42 am

last week I had chest pains which woke me up in the night, it happened on two occasions.
So off I went to the doctors and she sent me for an ECG.
Result was all ok ( I hope ) she said it could have been anxiety....
Then my husband cut two fingers while on the allotment,
by the evening they had swollen right up and he was in a lot of pain all night.
Then the following day he went to hospital.
So it was antibiotics and a tetanus jab,
Glad to say alls well now.
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PostSubject: Re: What a week,    Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:13 pm

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Glad to say alls well now.

My goodness, what a week in deed!  

Pleased to see that things have settled down again.  thumb

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PostSubject: Re: What a week,    Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:42 pm

meerkat12 wrote:
last week I had chest pains which woke me up in the night, it happened on two occasions.
So off I went to the doctors and she sent me for an ECG.
Result was all ok ( I hope ) she said it could have been anxiety....
Then my husband cut two fingers while on the allotment,
by the evening they had swollen right up and he was in a lot of pain all night.
Then the following day he went to hospital.
So it was antibiotics and a tetanus jab,
Glad to say alls well now.

Hi Meerkat12 - I'm always telling my better half " put ya gardening gloves on" but she likes to work without em!!
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PostSubject: Re: What a week,    Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:35 am

I have found the last few weeks to be a bit traumatic too.  I went to see the doctor because of the frequency of getting up too often in the night.  I have had an enlarged prostate for a good many years. He examined me and said I will refer you for an appointment within two weeks, which sounded a little disconcerting. I was seen within a week.  The specialist who examined me said that the left side of the prostate was lumpy and asked for an MRI scan.  This too was carried out in double quick time.  He phoned me at home within three days, and asked me to come in for a biopsy four days later.  I have just had a letter saying that he was very puzzled. He said that the biopsy showed that there was no signs of cancer at all, which in itself was very good news,but that this was at odds with the findings of the MRI. I am to have another PSA test in three months time and then go back to see him again, and he will decide then whether then to observe me at regular intervals, or to take further actions. So I still don't know where I stand.  At least it seems that if I do have prostate cancer it is in all probability in very early stages.  Here's hoping.

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PostSubject: Re: What a week,    Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:35 am

I've had these so called "anxiety attacks" a couple of times. You feel a bit silly when they say there is nothing wrong with you.
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PostSubject: Re: What a week,    Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:51 am

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I have found the last few weeks to be a bit traumatic too.  I went to see the doctor because of the frequency of getting up too often in the night.  I have had an enlarged prostate for a good many years. He examined me and said I will refer you for an appointment within two weeks, which sounded a little disconcerting. I was seen within a week.  The specialist who examined me said that the left side of the prostate was lumpy and asked for an MRI scan.  This too was carried out in double quick time.  He phoned me at home within three days, and asked me to come in for a biopsy four days later.  I have just had a letter saying that he was very puzzled. He said that the biopsy showed that there was no signs of cancer at all, which in itself was very good news,but that this was at odds with the findings of the MRI. I am to have another PSA test in three months time and then go back to see him again, and he will decide then whether then to observe me at regular intervals, or to take further actions. So I still don't know where I stand.  At least it seems that if I do have prostate cancer it is in all probability in very early stages.  Here's hoping.

amazing andsome went to doc with similar symptoms who after making me go "oeer" with surprise with his index finger said that my prostate gland was moderately enlarged but nothing to worry about - if the excessive peeing continued he would prescribe a drug called prazosin which relaxes the prostate gland which sometimes tightens around the pee tube!

bingo did the trick and I can last out all night now - I'm surprised he didn't suggest it cos as your story evolved I was waiting for him to?? I'd lend you some of mine if you were just around the corner!
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PostSubject: Re: What a week,    Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:18 am

Here's a link

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PostSubject: Re: What a week,    Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:26 am

I will make a note of that name for when I see him again. Meantime,I will catty on and see what happens with my next visit. Meantime,thanks for the info

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PostSubject: Re: What a week,    Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:29 am

when's your next visit??
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PostSubject: Re: What a week,    Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:49 am

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when's your next visit??

November, three months on.  It is highly likely that he doesn't want to mess about with changes in medication until he knows for sure what is wrong.  It is possible that that drug was not available the last time I saw a specialist.

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PostSubject: Re: What a week,    Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:16 am

well in OZ we are a bit pushy with our docs and would ring him and ask him about the usefulness of the drug - and that is putting it mildly for the english ear! but heh your cal buddy!
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PostSubject: Re: What a week,    Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:04 pm

I would say that he is obviously cautious about trying a drug designed to shrink the prostate without establishing what is causing the irregularities. Who knows this could be unsafe if there is actually cancer present. I prefer to wait and let him decide what is the best course of action after more investigation. He obviously wants to see if it was a temporary blip on the PSA reading.

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