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Mo30
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   Posted 1/25/2010 11:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Im 26 with problem of frequent urination for over 6 years now. Lately for the past few years, it's been at night where i"d go multiple times. During the day at work, also multiple times per hour. But when at home before going to bed, not so much, even when at the gym, not so much. I also drink a lot of water at work 3-4 bottles.

Back in 2007 or 2008 when I had insurance, went to see an Urologist and he said my prostate was slightly inflamed. Gave me antibiotics and it eventually went away. Few months ago, same problem, and doc said its not really inflamed but gave me antibiotics again. Took a few weeks and major symptoms went away, except the frequent urination. That never seems to go away.

I'm back at it again now. One thing I remember from this time and from a few months ago, I had ejaculation in the middle of the night while sleeping, then symptoms started after that. Is it just me or has this happened/happens to guys my age? Not sure what else to do since I have no insurance. The doc's gonna give me more antibiotics if I go to him again.

Purgatory
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   Posted 1/25/2010 11:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like you keep getting UTI's, Urinary Tract Infections. You need to get back to the doctor, even if it means going through an Emergency Room or a free clinic. If you are having an infection again, you will end up being in worse shape doing nothing, as it may spread beyond your bladder to your kidney. A good urologist should be able to track down your problem and find a longer solution to it.

David in SC
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/10 - Corrective Surgery #4, and Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time


Mo30
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   Posted 1/25/2010 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
ahhh urologist will cost a lot wouldn't it? Since I have no insurance

Purgatory
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   Posted 1/25/2010 11:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, but you go through a public ER first, they have to see you without funds, and from there, they can hook you up with a staff urologist at the least. It may be something else wrong too, but again, a good urologist will be a good starting point for whatever ails you.

david in sc
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence:  1 Month     ED:  Non issue at any point post surgery
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/10 - Corrective Surgery #4, and Caths #11 and #12 in at the same time


Mo30
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   Posted 1/25/2010 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks, i'll see if the present doc that I went to can refer me to one. He only charges $50 for visit. I think the ER might cost too much

John T
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   Posted 1/25/2010 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Why don't you just try to cut down on your liquid intake for a while and see if it helps. A lot of people drink way more water than they need. Try no liquids at all after 6 pm.
JT

64 years old.

PSA rising for 10 years to 40, free psa 10-15. Had 5 urologists, 12 biopsies and MRIS all neg. Doctors DXed BPH and continue to get biopsies yearly. 13th biopsy positive in 10-08, 2 cores of 25, G6 less than 5%. Scheduled for surgery as recommended by Urological Oncologist.

2nd Opinion from Dr Sholtz, a Prostate Oncologist, said DX wrong, pathology shows indolant cancer, but psa history indicates large cancer or metastasis. Futher tests and Color Doppler confirmed large transition zone tumor that 13 biopsies and MRIS missed. G7, 4+3, approx 16mmX18mm.

Combidex MRI in Holland eliminated lymphnode mets. Casodex and Proscar reduced psa to 0.6 and prostate from 60mm to 32mm. Changed diet, no meat and dairy. All staging tests indicate that tumor is local and non agressive. (PAP, PCA3, MRIS, Color Doppler, Combidex, tumor reaction to diet and Casodex, and tumor location in transition zone). Surgery a poor option because tumor is located next to the urethea and positive margin is very likely; permanent incontenance is also high probability with surgery.

Seed implants on 5-19-09, 3 hours door to door, no pain, minor side affects are frequency and urgency; very controlable with Flowmax and lasted 4 weeks. Daily activities resumed day after implants with no restrictions. Gold markers implanted with seeds to guide IMRT.

25 treatments of IMRT 6 weeks after seed implants. No side affects at all.

PSA at end of treatment 0.02 mostly the result of Casodex. When I stop Casodex next week expect PSA to rise. Next PSA in November. Treatments and side affects have greatly exceeded my expectations. Glad to have this 11 year journey finally conclude.

JohnT


Mo30
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   Posted 1/25/2010 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I have though about that too, but then my urine becomes yellow and if its too severe yellow, it feels way uncomfortable. Well, at least I'm flushing out my kidney all day long hah

Man hate going to the movies!

Mo30
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   Posted 1/25/2010 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm drinking about 85 oz of water so that shouldn't be too much, since I work out at the gym as well
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