After two panic trips to ER, obvious that a Bladder Scanner is a must, esp. after diet changes

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My big worry-panic trip yesterday to the ER is in other threads.

Today, I was peeing minimally after 10am, and by 3pm, I was in full panic mode.  The Emergency Dept waiting room was full.  If I hadn't bled badly from self-cathing, I would have tried CIC again.  My blood pressure at the ER was 178/100-something, pulse rate over 100 bpm.

While in the waiting area for maybe 1.5 hours, I managed to pee twice, because i chugged several cups of liquid just before heading out.  And, I also drank 1/2 glass of water at the waiting room, from a phoned-in advice by a friend.

You see, I changed my liquid-intake habits, and was very recently following the "don't drink unless your body demands water" advice from the Healthy Prostate.  (Which is contrary to mainstream.)

Guess what? Take a look at the hospital's bladder scanner photo, approximately 40 minutes after I started sipping water there, and two void's of maybe 75 ml's each.

Conclusion:  My panics were caused by my not owning my own bladder ultrasound device.


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    I found that a couple of times I got dehydrated in hot weather when out all day by not drinking enough that I passed blood that was accounted for by burst blood vessels in my prostate. 

    Keep away from books and web sites by cranks for advice and cures on all medical conditions

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      Good evening Derek.  Hope your well.  We can read many things on the internet but we can't believe everything we read or take it the way we read it.  Being that the body is mostly water.  We have to drink water or juice to keep our body's going.  My urologist has all ways told me to drink water during the day and stop at night if I have a problem.  Take care  Ken   

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      Do you keep a record of your intake and output ?It's not an exact science as foods have liquid in them and we sweat.

      A couple of times I did not produce any urine for the best part of a day then the next day it went back to normal.

      After my last prostate procedure I had a catheter in for a while and late one evening  the bag stopped filling up. I phoned the urology ward at the hospital and they said to wait it out and see if it reverted. I went to bed and in the morning the bag was nearly full and didn't have any clots in it.  

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      Hi Derek, no, I don't keep a record, but I'm watching changes as I switch from omnivore to Greger's flax seed meal diet (organic only), and my PEMF pulsing, which resulted in a startling clarity in my eyesight for some 5 hours yesterday, at work.  I cried from happiness because I hadn't seen that clearly since I was maybe in my 20's.  My energy at work was nearly super-human, also a complete surprise.  Could be from the PEMF, or flax seed meal, or both.  Vision change can't be a placebo effect since my vision had been deteriorating for five years or so.

      Your post reminds me of my very anxious times with the urine bag and looking at the mL markings, sometimes every half hour, because of blockage, clots, crystals, and "cotton balls".

      My Nocturnia caused 2L+ between 11pm and 7am on most days.  I don't have Nocturnia now. and no longer (as of a week) have no need for urine bag, cathing of any kind.  I do take supplements and Flomax and still drink "tea" from the last Traditional Chinese Medicine bag-of-4.  My urination is normal, except that I squat to poo, and pee; and between 11am and 7am, my "sleepy bladder" needs to wake up with 10 mins of walking or exercise befor the urine stream comes out strong.



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    Bob, you didn't drink much so you didn't have much in your bladder. What was the cause for you to go into panic mode ? Of course it would be nice to own a scanner if you can afford it. Hank

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      Hi Hank, it was because of the initial Sudden Onset Urinary Retention which took too many hours for the ER doc to order a bladder scan and the resulting catheter and the errors that resulted in my loss of maybe 1 liter of blood and a drop in blood pressure.  That scenario was playing in my head on the way to the ER, and also having the "bag" and "tube" was saddening.  Thanks for asking.

      Btw, the price of auto-calc bladder scanners, new, are below $1K - new model.

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