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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2007 10:25 am
Hi again, there is another problem with my uncle. It's urine retention that

he has let's say occasionaly. When he saw a doctor he was told that it's

because of prolonged prostate though he's not certain yet. My uncle also

has this high blood pressure issue. I wonder if this has anything to do with

the retention.

Thanks for any ideas.
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navigator
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2007 09:21 pm
there is one thing, sometimes he ignores the need of passing urine.

Maybe because the right time thing.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2007 09:31 pm
I can't offer any help right now, but I just wanted to say that I thought you came up with a really catchy thread title.
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navigator
 
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Reply Fri 16 Nov, 2007 01:02 am
Thanks gustavratzenhofer, it's a problem anyway. I want to know if there

are any kind of juices, fruit, vegetables, etc that can help relief here.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Fri 16 Nov, 2007 01:32 pm
Your uncle needs to see a urologist. Urinary retention can be serious.

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Urinary retention is characterised by poor urinary stream with intermittance, straining, a sense of incomplete voiding and urgency. As the bladder remains full, it may lead to incontinence, nocturia (need to urinate at night) and high frequency. Retention is a medical emergency, as the bladder may distend (stretch) to enormous sizes and possibly tear if not dealt with quickly. If the bladder distends enough it will begin to become painful. The water can also pass back up the ureters and get into the kidneys, causing kidney failure. You should go straight to your emergency department as soon as possible if you are unable to urinate and you have a painfully full bladder.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urinary_retention

If the urinary retention is because of benign prostatic hypertrophy, a TURP can correct that condition easily.


http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/prostateenlargement/

http://hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/html/TURP.html

Does your uncle have edema (water retention) in his legs? He can tell by pressing against the bone in his lower leg with one finger. If pressing on the skin causes the finger to dig into the flesh, and the skin does not immediately pop back, he has edema.

People with hypertension often have edema. A diuretic (water pill) can keep this under control .

Anyhow, the only way to begin to deal with this problem is to have him see a doctor.
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navigator
 
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Reply Wed 21 Nov, 2007 08:25 pm
Hi Phoenix, the problem is how you can talk to him to see a doctor!
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Chumly
 
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Reply Wed 21 Nov, 2007 08:44 pm
You could try tempting him with some favorite thing or other if he goes to the doctor.
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navigator
 
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Reply Sat 24 Nov, 2007 10:46 am
Hi Chumly, I will see if I can tempt him with something. I know it's

serious, and I'm doing my best with him.
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Sat 24 Nov, 2007 11:13 am
navigator wrote:
Hi Phoenix, the problem is how you can talk to him to see a doctor!


Navigator- Now that's another question entirely. He is a grown man. You can:

Make suggestions.

Explain the various possibilities, and the ramifications of him not attending to the problem.

Scare the hell out of him.

If he then chooses to "make like an ostrich", there is not too much that you can do.
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navigator
 
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Reply Sun 16 Dec, 2007 10:55 pm
Hi Phoenix32890, it's something called benign prostate hyperplasia. I

think the only way is to remove that. In this case there won't be any

chance for getting any baby. He is now say 51. But, I read about

medications, I wonder if there is a good chance with it. We want to make

the removing thing our last solution.


Still having a hard time talking with him, but I think there is a tiny light at

the end of the tunnel. Talked to all his sons and daughters, hope

something will happen.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Mon 17 Dec, 2007 02:05 am
Quote:
benign prostate hyperplasia


In other words an enlarged prostate.

Many many older men suffer from this condition.

Here are some notes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benign_prostatic_hyperplasia
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Miller
 
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Reply Sun 6 Jan, 2008 09:24 am
navigator wrote:
Hi Phoenix, the problem is how you can talk to him to see a doctor!


Maybe the poor guy just wants to be left alone... Idea
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Miller
 
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Reply Sun 6 Jan, 2008 09:26 am
dadpad wrote:
Quote:
benign prostate hyperplasia


In other words an enlarged prostate.

Many many older men suffer from this condition.

Here are some notes

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benign_prostatic_hyper

plasia


...Or it could be prostate cancer. Idea
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