urinating problem.

Reply Thu 11 Sep, 2008 02:11 am
Hi everybody, my uncle who is nearly 60 now has urinating problem. This happens to him after time of peace. He has urine retention, and feel pain while passing urine. He went to two hospital, they gave him some medication but the problem still happen to him though.
One of them told him about a prostate surgery. He doesn't like any kind of operations. Prefers to go with tablets and other medication.

I don't know how to deal with such issue, it's a painful sensation when this happen.

Thanks for any idea.
Reply Thu 11 Sep, 2008 04:10 am
Sounds like an enlarged prostate (again, standard disclaimer -- I am not a doctor and any sensible doctor would want a lot more info than you've given, and straight from the patient and not a middleman). Anyway, be that as it may, there are drugs like Flomax to help with that.

As for painful urination, there are a lot of reasons for that and one of them, I'm sorry to say, is sexually transmitted diseases. I'm not trying to insult you or your uncle but that is something that should be at least ruled out.
Reply Thu 11 Sep, 2008 04:40 am
I think Flomax is GREAT, and works fast !

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Reply Thu 11 Sep, 2008 05:13 am
Yeah, not enough information to make a good guess about it.
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Reply Thu 11 Sep, 2008 05:38 am
I, like Jespah, am not a doctor. I do have a lot of personal experience with the issue that you have posted. Mr. P. went through BPH (benign prostatic hypertrophy) a number of years ago. He had a TURP, and he was fine for a number of years.


A few years ago, his PSA (a blood test that measures prostate specific antgen) was starting to rise. He was found to have prostate cancer. He was treated with seeding, radiation, and injections.


As a man ages, his prostate enlarges, and starts to squeeze the urethra, which can cause urinary problems. It is very important for a man of middle age, to have both a PSA and a DRE (digital rectal exam) regularly, whether or not he is having symptoms. Both those tests will enable the doctor to determine whether the person has BPH or prostate cancer.

Remember, if it IS prostate cancer, the earlier that it is found and treated, the easier the treatment, and the greater probability of a complete cure.
Reply Thu 11 Sep, 2008 05:47 am
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Reply Thu 11 Sep, 2008 07:02 am
Reinforcing what Phoenix says. Mr. F dealt with an enlarged prostate for years and when his PSA began rising had intermittant biopsies for several years. The last one detected cancer which was followed by surgery. We're three years post surgery and counting now, but the prognosis of no reoccurrence is better each day. As Phoenix expressed, surgery is not always necessary even with cancer if it is caught early enough.

His brother waited too long. They're keeping it in check but that's much less satisfying and involves more unpleasantries than a full cure.

Your uncle at 60 is still a young man--60 is the new 40--and should not delay seeing a specialist in urology right away. It could spare him much unnecessary suffering and could save his life.
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cicerone imposter
Reply Thu 11 Sep, 2008 09:51 am
This problem must be checked out by a doctor. Waiting is not good.
Reply Sat 13 Sep, 2008 09:31 am
@cicerone imposter,
Thanks everybody, I will see a specialist and got back to you.
Reply Sun 14 Sep, 2008 07:56 pm
Try cranberry extract as it is hyped as a fighter against prostate cancer. It is acidic and attacks the micro-organisms that infest the prostate gland. It could also be a build up of semen. Get him a hot date or a copy of Playboy.
Reply Sun 14 Sep, 2008 07:59 pm
Only AFTER he has seen a specialist and any uglies have been ruled out though.
Reply Sun 14 Sep, 2008 08:12 pm
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. One's trash could be another's treasure. Who know what is beautiful to a 60-year-old?
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