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Hi medusa and thanks for a very informative reply !!

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I’m 69 my experience not pulling punch’s.
Every man should know what your Prostrate does it is a stop tap for peeing it produces fluid for your reproductive system so after feeling tired with leg and lower back ache and a sex life that was excruciatingly painful because my Prostrate was killing me I had the finger test, which is not half as bad as people make out, after a biopsy I was diagnose at the Hallamshire Urology with Prostrate cancer in November 2012 opperated on in January 2013 not really given a choice on the scale of 1 good and 10 bad I was 9 they had me in as quick as that five hours in surgery, before it could spread to my Lymph glands then the rest of me if not there was a good chance I would have been dead in five years may be less.
 Down side because they took away my Lymph glands from there I developed lymphedema , the build-up of waste fluid which the body normally gets rid of, swelling in my legs but over the years this has settled down now they just ache after walking for a long time. I went back for six weeks of Radio therapy at Weston Park just as a precaution to mop up anything missed I now have a PSA level of 0.0003 which is good and six monthly check up’s, the only really down side is they took away muscles that give you an erection or anything to get hold of when going for a pee, can be messy if you’re not quick enough and hence the sex life is practically none existent but they do have a department to help with that and when you need to go you need to go because the stop taps not there but what’s the worst no sex life or not being here for my family when they need you.
 If your dought full about what to do go and talk to your Doctor or the Macmillan nurses they are very good kind and listen and don’t be a whoose about the finger test because you think it will not happen to me it is a silent killer.

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Good post,  where are the Macmillan nurses located?

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Sorry I cannot help you there that was back in 2013 but look on line or, if you can call at your Doctors surgery, when I was told how bad my circumstances were I was shocked to be told what I had and how long I may have if it was not treated, every one thinks no it cannot happen to me it's some one else I was fit working i'm now retired not as fit but alive.

It took me eight months to get over the operation I had a radical prostatectomy with radiotherapy follow up at Weston Park, they were brilliant so careing now it's all done by a surgeon operated robot so the operation does not take as long and it's key hole surgery my operation was classed as the equivalent to a women's hysterectomy for the stress it put's on you.

I cannot stress to any man out there if you have any symptoms of exessive tiredness pain in the lower back and leg's the feeling of some one has kicked you in the ball's during and after sex get it seen to.

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4 hours ago, MEC176 said:

Sorry I cannot help you there that was back in 2013 but look on line or, if you can call at your Doctors surgery, when I was told how bad my circumstances were I was shocked to be told what I had and how long I may have if it was not treated, every one thinks no it cannot happen to me it's some one else I was fit working i'm now retired not as fit but alive.

It took me eight months to get over the operation I had a radical prostatectomy with radiotherapy follow up at Weston Park, they were brilliant so careing now it's all done by a surgeon operated robot so the operation does not take as long and it's key hole surgery my operation was classed as the equivalent to a women's hysterectomy for the stress it put's on you.

I cannot stress to any man out there if you have any symptoms of exessive tiredness pain in the lower back and leg's the feeling of some one has kicked you in the ball's during and after sex get it seen to.

Thanks MEC176 and a big thanks !

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Have to get up 6 times a night to pee so getting very tired. Have people taken any drugs for this and if so does it affect sexual funstioning??

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Don't think you have prostate cancer because you probably have not.

It is likely to be a BPH which is what I have and I have had it since 2012.

I have had two tests and there not pleasant but it gives you a clear diagnosis or will show any other problem.

I take Tamulosin which definitely helps and I couldn't do without them.

My PSA was 12 and it is usually over the maximum 2 though my issue is a problem at times I just live with it.

I'm close to getting an small operation to widen the blockage but I am waiting for this virus to bugger off before I go in.

 

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2 hours ago, markfor said:

Have to get up 6 times a night to pee so getting very tired. Have people taken any drugs for this and if so does it affect sexual funstioning??

I had a test because I was peeing a lot during the day. I had a PSA test and it was just above normal, I had a biopsy and it was clear of cancer. Not a nice test  :)

I think they said I had a inflamed/enlarged prostate. That was around 18 months ago.

It does feel like I am peeing even more, not so much getting up on a night. But if I have a cup of tea I will want to go to the loo.

When I pee, its just a small amout and often.

I drive for a living, so I make sure I pee before setting of, same before bed, I have a cup of tea around an hour before bed.

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7 hours ago, markfor said:

Have to get up 6 times a night to pee so getting very tired. Have people taken any drugs for this and if so does it affect sexual funstioning??

The medication I'm on for what's been called a over active bladder by my Doctor, it's Solifenacin two a day, Mirabegron by Halamshire Urology one at night, also not to have any thing to drink after 5pm especially tea, coffee and alcohol, small amount of water or milk / Ovaltine is best for you wether the medication affect's your sexual prowess I don't know but tea, coffee and alcohol do.

Every one has a different story to tell nealy every man at some time in the later stage's of their life has Prostrate Cancer it is a slow growing cancer some men die of old age never knowing of their cancer and it is found more prevelent in the ethnic majority.  Going to the toilet multiple time's in

the night make's me tired and the urgency while out shopping does not help so you plan your shopping around where there are toilets, isn't it nice to get old.

 

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On 29/01/2021 at 20:46, Runningman said:

Evening lads.

Like many of you out there I have a Prostate problem.

I keep seeing ads for ProstaGenix, anyone used it ?

it dependes what your "problem" I had tests and biopsys years  ago. the result was BPH. for which  I was given finasteride. I developed problems peeing and for a long time have been using intermittent use catheters. this has esade the problem considerably. if your problem is getting rid ask you doctor or consultant about LO- FRIC catheters.and I would add they are easy to use!

 

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On 02/02/2021 at 15:20, MEC176 said:

Every one has a different story to tell nealy every man at some time in the later stage's of their life has Prostrate Cancer it is a slow growing cancer some men die of old age never knowing of their cancer and it is found more prevelent in the ethnic majority. 

 

Sir Tom Moore had prostate cancer and skin cancer.

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Had to smile at some of the comments...

My old mum used to say that my dad was having  "prostrate" trouble, whenever he tried to avoid doing something straight away.

Took me a long time to figure out what the difference between prostrate and prostate was!

 

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