Doctor's Visit

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Good Afternoon All

As some of you know I went to see my Urologist today. I thought it was going to be a quick in and out visit with him. I was there for 1 1/2 hours. He wanted to explain everything that he felt I needed to know.

First of all he told me from my urine sample that there was some white blood cells. He said that it may be the ending of the infection. But he said to be safe he order me something don't know what but when I get the call I will go get it ( Just got done with 2 weeks of Ciprofloxacin )

Then he ask me how was by diabetes which was strange. I told him I guess it was fine ( I really have not been watching it since I lost the weight. Stopped taking my pills ) The nurse came in and pricked my finger. It turned out to be 156. Which is high. Then he told me my urine very very cloudy and it was.. I know when I set it on the dray You could see the urine and all this white milky stuff on the bottom.

I look on the internet and it said that I could be dehydrated but I drink 6 to 8 bottle of water a day. He they told me that I have partial retro ejaculation. I know I had a low volume but I just thought it was from getting older. It is from my diabetes. So now I have to watch what I eat and no more sweets. I have to get my sugar back under control or I could lose my ejaculation. Been a diabetic for 15 years

It just seamed like one problem after another. I have another problem which I e-mailed him about My orgasm have always be intense but over the last month or so They have been painful. When I have a orgasm my testicles get sucked up inside and the scrotum goes flat. They I have to go looking and get everything back to normal but after I'm very uncomfortable for a few hours. My doctor feel that it all has to do with the pelvic floor and there muscles. He wants me to go for Pelvic Floor Rehab. I will call on Monday. He also said that the only other way to stop that is to ware a ring on the scrotum.

The last thing. Thank God. This has to do with my PSA and the DRE he did. He did the DRE today and said that the prostate did not feel right he said it felt lopsided. Checked twice. ( I did tell him that I feel like I'm sitting on a ball sometime . It could be the infection ) He also said that that my PSA went up again. Not much but the last 3 have been going up and down. These were before 0.4 and 0.7. The last 3 I have had over the last year were 2.2.....1.3......3.8. He said that he know they are not high but he does not want to take a chance.

I have to go back and see him in 4 months. He want to run some test and if the PSA goes up and the DRE is the same. He said that we are going to have to sit down and have a long talk. I know what he is thinking but I don't want to think about it right now. Maybe in 4 month's all will be fine.

Sorry this was so long but I had a very long day. This was a lot to hear.

Good health to all. And please take care of yourself............God Bless...Ken

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    Ken,

    Sorry to hear what you are going through. Get the diabetes under control, that is probably the most important thing to worry about right now. Take care!

    Tim

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      Thank you

      Yes got my meter out and my pills going to have to watch and get it under control. Just got back for the store got my antibiotics He gave me this time Bactrim 800-160 for a week.

      Yes got to start one thing at a time.....

      Ken

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      Hi Ken:

      Get better. As for Bactrim, I never got any relief from it when treating a few UTI episodes this past year. Cipro was the only thing that worked for me. Watch it close and do not wait too long. I could feel relief from Cipro within 24-hours. I waited 72-hours with Bactrim and ran back to the uro and demanded Cipro. Perhaps I am the exception when it comes to Bactrim, but urologists sure push it.

      Dave

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      Dave

      I have taking both. Just got done with Cipro was on for 14 days after I passed some blood. I do not have a problem with it But I did mention to my doctor that I had tendonitis 9 years ago. That was before all the problems.

      Well see what happens. Took the first one at 7 PM

      Thanks again............Ken

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    The RE is probably from the Vesicare you are taking. It relaxes the bladder neck.

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      Hank

      Going to have to read up on it.

      I really never notice it because I never missed anything Sometime you can see some string like stuff But today it was really bad.

      Going to have to watch more and get things under control

      Thank you.......Ken

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    Sorry to hear about what you are going through. It seems that biofilm D-fence (misspelled to avoid moderation) has helped quite a few people with stubborn UTIs and with Lyme disease. If you don't know about biofilms, you can find a fair amount of information on the internet. Amazon has a lot of reviews about the product I mentioned, but note that some people have had stomach issues. I've taken it myself to avoid UTIs and while I can't prove it was the only cause, my bladder does seem to be able to hold more urine now. Check the company's website as I believe you need to be taking antimicrobials when taking the product (it helps the antibiotics/antivirals get to the bugs which are sealed off by the biofilms). Anyway, I am not a doctor so keep that in mind. Best of luck.

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      Good evening

      Thank you going to try to take care of things one at a time. I will look into it and see what up.

      Never know. Thanks again......Ken

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    Hi mate

    im sorry to hear that you are having problems again . I didnt know you were diabetic , I am too . Yes 156 is too high but its your long term sugars that count rather than a one off reading . You should be having regular Hb1c blood tests which measure your average glucose over a 3 month period .

    If you are having trouble controlling your diabetes have a look at the Libre Freestyle monitor . ive got one and its a real game changer . Sticks to your arm , very small size of a coin, and monitors your blood glucose 24/7.

    Im sure you already know but high sugars contribute to infection and an infection will push your glucose higher . vicious circle! you have also mentioned in the past that you have suffered from prostatitis , again, me too . That will cause an increase in PsA and affect a DRE .

    Keep an eye on things mate and get your sugars under control .

    all the best to you

    Darren

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      Darren

      Thank you for your thoughts. Yes been a diabetic for 15 years was on Metformin 2000 mg for 10 years. I was glad to get off that. I was slways between 60 to 80. I'm going to start taking my pill again. I stopped taking it because my GP said I was good. Ploglitazone 30 mg once a day. Just put them with my other pills.

      I will be seeing him the first part of February we be going for blood work. He is most likely going to yell at me. Will talk to him about the free style monitor. How long does it last and how often do you have to change it.

      I am hoping that it is just the infection I really don't want to have more test and another biopsy of the prostate. Had one years ago.

      Thanks again.......Ken

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      Hi mate

      The freestyle Libre works either by the reader or you can use a smart phone with an App . A small senser attaches to your arm and this lasts 14 days ( I heard it may be 10 days in the US) . no more finger prick tests . you just swipe with your phone and it gives your blood glucose reading . Im type 1 so if its a bit high i just give myself more insulin . it gives you 24/7 info on exactly what your glucose has been doing and by looking at all the graphs etc you can see where you are going wrong . its fantastic for a type 1 but you will have to check how useful it is for type 2. 60- 80 is still too high Ken . Concentrate on getting your glucose down as high glucose affects every part of you ( im sure you know all this )

      let us all know how you get on, it will be an infection Ken , stay positive , and all the best .

      Darren

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      Darren

      Thank you. I will talk with my GP when I see him. Have to get this under control. I guess you can't just let anything go

      Before I see him going to read up on what they say about the Freestyle Libre Thank you for the information.

      Thanks again............Ken

      In the states it is 14 days to

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      Where did you get the "60- 80 is still too high Ken" ?

      " Normal blood sugar levels are as follows:

      Fasting blood sugar

      Normal for person without diabetes: 70–99 mg/dl (3.9–5.5 mmol/L)

      Official ADA recommendation for someone with diabetes: 80–130 mg/dl (4.4–7.2 mmol/L)

      Blood sugar 2 hours after meals

      Normal for person without diabetes: Less than 140 mg/dl (7.8 mmol/L)

      Official ADA recommendation for someone with diabetes: Less than 180 mg/dl (10.0 mmol/L)

      HbA1c

      Normal for person without diabetes: Less than 5.7%

      Official ADA recommendation for someone with diabetes: Less than 7.0% "

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      Good Afternoon Hank

      I did not say that it was to high.

      I said that I was most of the time between 60 and 70. I was even happy if it was under a 100. ( Unless I typed it wrong )

      Earlier in the year I was at my GP and he told me that my blood work was good. So I just said I did not need the pills anymore. Which I was wrong

      I started them back this morning. I have to call this week and get a appointment for the first part of February. He is going to be mad at me. His been my doctor for 18 years.

      Thanks you for all the other information.......Ken

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      Ken, you did not say 60-80 was too high. dcooperxyz did. My post was meant to him. Actually, 60 is at the low end of the range. Hank

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      Hank

      No problem 60 is low but I have been lower I was 40 one weekend . I was eating candy and drinking orange juice most of the day. I felt bad all I wanted to do is sleep

      The reason my doctor wanted to see if he could get my sugar down because I was running 90 to a 100 at one time which is not bad.

      I was already on 2000 mg of Metformin. I don't remember what the other pill was. It was many years ago. It was a pill that had something plus 500 mg of Metformin

      When it went down to 40 I stopped that pill and called my doctor.

      Ken

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      Hi Ken and Hank ,maybe the units we measure in the UK are different ? over here anything over 48 mmol would be too high . .and cause for concern, its usually measured on an Hb1c blood test , which gives a reading equating to three months average . Again though it may be called something different there .

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      yeah sorry guys , just checked , although both countries use the percentage the same way the other way of reading is different . i was worried you thought that 60 -80 was ok as in our way of measuring that would definately not be ok

      HbA1c targets

      The HbA1c target for people with diabetes to aim for is:

      48 mmol/mol (6.5%)

      mg/dL gives the concentration by the ratio of weight to volume, in this case milligrams per decilitre. mmol/L is the most common measurement used in the UK with mg/dL predominantly used in the USA and continental Europe.

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      DC

      Don't worry about it. No problem. Most of the time if I have it under 100 MG/DL I was happy. We have different measure here in the US.

      Will be taking care and watching myself from now on.

      Thank you.....Ken

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      Buddy

      Like I said in the other post. Don't worry about it. Thank you for your concern. The doctor also was concerned about my blood pressure. Was a little high. Most of the time 110/ 70. Yesterday I was kinda nervous when he said we had to talk. I don't like when a doctor tells you that.

      So I guess I was a little stressed 163/94. I was better when I went home. I was still stressed but I calmed down. It was a lot to take in. I have always told the men on here to take control of there life. I should take my own advice.

      Going to be watching now. My mother died from a stroke at 65. I'm 63 I would like to make it till 80 at least.

      Take care my friends. Good health and listen to your doctors..........Ken

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      After 80 it all starts to go wrong.

      I was in hospital for a night and I was talking to the night sister just after she came on duty. A short while later she came back and said that she had been reading my notes asked if I was really 80 as I looked so young. Now, four years later I don't think she would say that:-)

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      Derek

      I hope I can make it to 80. When i was heavy no one thought I was the age I was. No so much now.

      I cannot wait until this years is over. From the first week it was the pits. Been through a lot of stress and when I saw my doctor yesterday and what he told me I just think it all hit me.

      Not going to say much but it's gets really bad when you have people that you thought were your friends and they all stab you in the back. I don't talk with any of them. I use to go out 5 to 6 days a week. Not anymore. I don't need them. There was a time that I wanted to just go to sleep and not deal with anything.

      I don't go out much unless it's to be with my family. That is all I need. All the other ones can go to you now where. Next year is going to be a new start.

      I would like to thank all of the men that are on here. Thank you for your concerns and information. You don't know how it feels. We may never meet but we are all in this fight together.

      Take care and good heath to all. Sorry for being a downer....Ken

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