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Matthew
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   Posted 2/19/2008 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
      Heckfire & bloody ******tion!! mad mad  
   Don't I have enough to deal with yet? Apparently not. Either the blasted Kidneystones have caused scaring in my bladderneck & Urethra or my Prostate has gone over to the Darkside. I'm hoping for the latter actually. That operation to dialate your bladder is **NO** picnic. I dion't want the pain, the cathetrs, & certainly not the bills! Hopefully, a course of Avodart or similar & I'll be my old ornery self again.
    The fun just never ends, does it?
    Anyone else here experienced this?
 
   Sincerely,
   Matthew
    ( about to be off to the bloody restroom AGAIN) eyes

Sarita
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   Posted 2/19/2008 11:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Dude, what is going on? Are you having urinating troubles? I would say I could sympathize but I can't even imagine how painful male urethral problems can be. Or are you having problems getting it out? What is Avodart? I am clueless. I am sorry, my friend. When are you going to visit the doc?

P.S. You know that the chicks are going to be all over a post entitled "For guys only!" But I should be an exception to the rule since I will be performing my first prostate exam in a few weeks on a real live person (doesn't it make you feel better at least knowing that you don't have a medical student feeling around up there?).
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randynoguts
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   Posted 2/20/2008 1:19 AM (GMT -7)   
cant help matthew, but i hope sarita has small fingers.
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vidoska
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   Posted 2/20/2008 5:39 AM (GMT -7)   
I was just curious ... I can help only with my prayers for you metthew

38 years old female, Dx'd July '06, Crohn's collitis and terminal ileitis,

Used Meds: Cipro, Flagyl, Sulfasalazine, 5ASA, 5ASA Enemas, Probiotics,B12 and Iron shots, blood transfusion, Urbason 60mg, Prednisone 20mg - Irigography, X-Ray Intesinal Passage, Colonoscopy in April 06, July 06, Hospitalized - Symptoms long before diagnozed (diarrhea, weight lost, fatigue, exhaustion, pain, subfebrile temperature, joint pain, especially knees)

Current meds: probiotics, prednisone tapering 30mg, sulfasalazine 3x1g, B12 shots, folic acid, omeprazole, xanax 2x0,25mg, alternative: royal jelly, tea mixture,

No surgery so far- History of Graves-Basedow disease in 1995


MikeB
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   Posted 2/20/2008 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   
What's your age Matthew? Most men experience prostate enlargement by age 50, which is usually benign and can be treated with a number of different drugs taken daily. The digital exam Sarita will be practicing is the first step to see if your difficulties are related to the prostate or narrowing in the urinary tract.

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   Posted 2/20/2008 10:39 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey there, I am Sarita's nurse............lol.  Just my 2 cents worth............I would have your physician run a PSA test, don't want to do the DRE b/4 PSA test...........then an exam could be done.  You may just have Prostatitis. Some of the sx of prostatitis include urinary problems, including increased urinary urgency and frequency, difficulty or pain when urinating, inability to completely empty the bladder, and blood-tinged urine.

Good luck.
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broomhilda
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   Posted 2/20/2008 9:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Matthew- We all like you a lot.....get the PSA!!!! I lost my best friend, my Dad, to prostate cancer.
Please, please don't put this off! I'd miss your awesome sense of humor!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.


Sarita
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   Posted 2/20/2008 9:48 PM (GMT -7)   
My dad has prostate cancer. He is a world-renowned radiologist and is doing absolutely nothing for his cancer (yeah, doctors are terrible patients) - since it is fairly localized and he is 74 years old and his PSA has remained fairly steady since he was diagnosed a year ago. Sometimes no treatment is the wisest treatment, amazingly enough...

Matthew, just let us know what's up! Your prostate is safe with me.
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broomhilda
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   Posted 2/20/2008 9:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Sarita- My Dad's doctor's gave him 8 years with or without treatment. Since he had gone through a long term treatment with an earlier illness he chose no treatment for the prostate cancer. He did live slightly beyond the eight years but the last few months were a struggle. A massive abdominal bleedout was what ultimately took him home. If I were a male, I don't think prostate cancer is something I'd want to throw into the Crohn's mix though!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.


Matthew
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   Posted 2/22/2008 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I'm pretty much the poster child for UT problems anyway, why not another right? I'm having the same symptoms I had in 1986 when that surgery was needed. Urgent desires to urinate. Followed by more 10-20 minutes later. Waking up late night to pee. & then waking up again. Some pain, either when I try to hold it. Occasional bladder spasms (yikes!!) AGAIN.
****
What I do know as a few days ago. No signs of stone activity ( so that 4mm monster hasn't moved since last summer). No sign of UT infection or Cystitis.
It seems to be worse in the morning to early afternoon.
And last summer when they tried to grab that big stone, my Uro mentioned finding a slightly enlarged Prostate.
Don't worry Sarita, I already endured THAT humiliation about 3 summer ago when the ER doc was a woman. Yep, she checked. And she never called back! LOL
Anyway, the only update is I have an Appt. monday with my URO. He is a very difficult man to see, my family docor helped me get that one. Otherwise, it been 2-3 weeks. BTW, Avodart is a med that helps shrink prostate. I'm about the right age so this is where I'm putting my money. I just don't want another Cystoscope while I'm fully awake. That has to be the *WORST* medical exam ever created!

Thanks all,
Matthew
The timing of this REALLY sucks, as I'm in the market for a new relationship ( & have a couple of prospects even..). Yeah, I know, life ain't fair.

broomhilda
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   Posted 2/22/2008 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I wish you luck Matthew...I hate cystoscope and I'm a woman! I fully understand those darn bladder spasms too! My pain radiates up my entire torso when they happen and it stops me dead in my tracks! I also had excessive urination in the mornings and the urine was darker but as the day progressed everything would become clearer. Had very small amount of blood in my urine prior to and after the resect for months? It finally cleared on it's own? They gave me a name for this but I can't recall what it was...had to do with inflamation in the ureter to the point of having to wear a nephrostomy bag for three months as well. Geeeee Whizzzz already!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.


Matthew
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   Posted 2/23/2008 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Interstitial Cystitis is the current name for that. It IS a CD complication, BTW.
Anyway, you are right there about the Cystoscope. Give me a Colonoscopy anytime. I even have trouble with the Cysto when they put me under!
Its been a LONG week..

Matthew

CrohnsDaddy
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   Posted 2/23/2008 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Sarita said...
My dad has prostate cancer. He is a world-renowned radiologist and is doing absolutely nothing for his cancer (yeah, doctors are terrible patients) - since it is fairly localized and he is 74 years old and his PSA has remained fairly steady since he was diagnosed a year ago. Sometimes no treatment is the wisest treatment, amazingly enough...

Matthew, just let us know what's up! Your prostate is safe with me.

OK, I"m 41 years old now.... I'm going to find the strength to leave that one completely alone.
Just trying to be a "Regular Member".
 
Entocort 9 mg/day, Pentasa 4 gm/day, started Humira 1/22/08. I'm convinced that Prednisone is the root of all evil, and primarily responsible for global warming.


gachrons
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   Posted 2/23/2008 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Matthew Well couldn't help being curious about what is going on with you. Just wondering if your stones are calcium oxalate stones or if you found out what was causing them. Sorry about the girl thing but hoping you get to feeling better soon. Glad you are looking after yourself and let us know how things are going. lol gail

Matthew
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   Posted 2/23/2008 9:40 PM (GMT -7)   
They are Calcium Oxalate & its the CD (mainly) that causes them..

Matthew

gachrons
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   Posted 2/24/2008 6:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Matthew Just wondering if your DR. has suggested magnesium for to counter act the formation of developing the stones.The book I have on vittties and minerals suggest 300-400 milligrams of magnesium ,potassium 3,500-4,500 mgs and vitamin B6 up to 50 mgs. I would ask your DR. though before taking any of these. Hope this helps.Also read zinc may help enlarged prostrate. Also read over half of all men have enlarged prostrate over 50. Wow that's alot. lol gail

Matthew
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   Posted 2/25/2008 6:11 PM (GMT -7)   
**UPDATE**
My uro thinks this is IC. I guess its not completely off topic, afterall. I'm not entirely sure about this, but we're going to try some Overactive bladder meds for a week or two & see what happens. I don't know, I expected a Prostate exam. Maybe I'm having doubts about HIM. Well, will see.

Matthew
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