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Hello to you all. As you may or may not know I have been on this site for about 3 weeks in total and have found it - YOU ALL to be invaluable! My partner who is 65 and who was being monitored 'watchful waiting for a rising PSA level - started at 4, then went up to 5 a year later and was this year at a 6, until he got 'suspected' prostatitus in July this year when it rocketed to 12. In July he had to go to the emergency hospital as he was totally unable to pee. His bladder was drained by catheter and he was eventually sent home. Next day he was back at A and E with exactly same issue - totally unable to pee and in much discomfort. He was again catheterised and bladder drained and sent home with catheter in situ. He was told to attend an out patient appointment a weel later where the catheter would be removed. He attended and despite drinking large amounts of water was still unable to pee at all. So he was recatheterised and told to come back in a few days and they would show him how to CIC. He has been doing this (CIC) for almost 3 weeks and he has an appointment next Thursday where they are due to perform urodynamic tests. I can't find any information on the internet re urodynamic tests in men who are CIC and I am quite worried that these tests may cause more problems than they solve. Have any of you gents had this kind of experience? If so a reply would be VERY MUCH apprecieted by me. He has BPH or at least that is what we have been told, but has never had anything other than a digital rectal exam where the consultant said it was 'BIG'! A couple of years ago we refused a biopsy, and they said no biopsy - no scan so we really have very little - well no accurate information re his prostate size etc. I have read that in urology testing they fill the bladder for numerous bits of these tests, but I am scared that they may damage his bladder by overstretching it. He is currently peeing between 150 and 300 mls when he CIC - which is usually 4 times per day. Any information or advise would be brilliant!
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