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Hi, I am based in the UK so that may have a baring on the process I describe here. Around early Jan this year I went for a general health check which flagged up a very high PSA (20) for my age (64). A second test was done (17) but I was referred to a urologist. He suggested a template biopsy which is done under a general and involves an overnight stay with catheter removed the next day. I did a TWOC and filled three beakers OK. However, the next day I had urine retention and ended up in A&E (ER in the USA). They had a problem inserting a catheter but got there eventually. I had that in for 2 weeks, went back for the TWOC and it again failed, so yet another put in with difficulty - prostrate blocking the urether - so here I am.
The nurse seemed to suggest that it was not unusual due to the truma of the biopsy and the fact that my prostrate is large - don't know the exact size I should have asked. Oh yes, the result was cancer free! So I am of course pleased but frustrated about the immediate situation.
My question is has anyone else had this type of experience please? I am on Tamsulosin (Flomax) that is meant to help. I started taking this a few days before the biopsy and that relieved the once a night toilet trip although I am aware of various side effects.
Thanks for any info.
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