URO TODAY: Benign prostatic hyperplasia patients in whom prostate cancer is suspected and who have urination problems, with a previously negative biopsy result, can undergo transurethral resection of the prostate, which treats bladder outlet obstruction and gives early diagnosis of prostate cancer. READ MORE>
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Posted in Diagnosis, Enlarged prostate, PROSTATE CANCER, PROSTATE RESEARCH, Trans-urethral re-section, Urination, tagged benign prostatic hyperplasia, Biopsy, bladder outlet obstruction, cancer research, catheter, early diagnosis of prostate cancer, Enlarged prostate, Incontinence, lower urinary tract symptoms, previously negative biopsy, prostablog, prostate, prostate blog, PROSTATE CANCER, quality of life, transurethral resection, Urination, urination problems, URO TODAY on June 20, 2010| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Enlarged prostate, PROSTATE CANCER, tagged cancer research, catheter, Enlarged prostate, GlaxoSmithKline, Jalyn, PHARMA TIMES, prostablog, prostate, prostate blog, prostatic hyperplasia on June 17, 2010| Leave a Comment »
Catheter may be man’s biggest fear – or so you’d think from the number of times the word is searched on the ‘net
Posted in Catheters, PROSTATE CANCER, Urination, tagged catherise, catheter, catheter fear, female nurses, male nurses, prostablog, prostate, prostate blog, PROSTATE CANCER, prostate cancer treatments, Radical prostatectomy, Urination, urology nurse on October 10, 2009| 1 Comment »
PROSTABLOG NZ: What is it about the catheter?
Whenever I look at the viewer statistics for Prostablog, there’s one thing that stands out: “catheter” is the most popular search word people use when they find their way to this site.
It beats everything else by a country mile.
Yesterday, for instance, there were 27 instances of the word being searched – while the next most popular occured seven times.
Today, it’s the same – so far 13 searches on “catheter”, with “Mick Jagger” scoring three (God knows why?) and “brachytherapy and impotence” getting two.
It’s been like this ever since the blog started in April.
I’m not sure I understand how search engines work, but there seems to be a message here: us blokes are very, very worried about getting that damned tube shoved up our tackle.
I can understand why. It was my biggest single fear of the whole radical prostatectomy process.
I needn’t have worried, as it turned out, because the male urology nurse at Wellington Hospital did a brilliant job of removing it. I honestly didn’t feel a thing.
However, two male acquaintances haven’t been so lucky. They both say it was excrutiating. Both had female nurses (is there something significant here? Surely not…) do the removal.
One guy had his taken out just last month and in his words “she just ripped it out.”
How common are such stories? Do they account for the general fear men seem to have about the catheter?
Perhaps someone could write in and enlighten me. All I know is, the term brings a lot of traffic to this blogsite.
Posted in Doctors' advice, Enlarged prostate, Good news recovery stories, Incontinence, PROSTATE CANCER, Prostate stories, PSA tests, Urination, tagged BHP, catheter, Dominion Post, Enlarged prostate, Incontinence, medical checkups, prostablog, prostate, prostate blog, PROSTATE CANCER, prostate treatment, PSA, PSA test, surgery, TURP, urination problems, urine flow on September 21, 2009| Leave a Comment »
DOMINION POST: In this personal account, a Lower Hutt man recalls the dire effects on his life of an enlarged prostate – and how he finally got it fixed.
…was too late. I was in trouble again – this time on an island miles from a hospital. I returned in some discomfort to the company and tried to act as if everything was OK. We left soon after. When we got to the cottage I sat on the toilet until I got…read more…
Posted in Enlarged prostate, PROSTATE CANCER, Treatment news, tagged Aptocine(TM) (talaporfin sodium), benign prostatic hyperplasia, BIO-MEDICINE, Enlarged prostate, innovative targeted drug treatment, Light Sciences Oncology Inc., Phase 2 clinical trial, prostablog, prostate, prostate blog, PROSTATE CANCER, prostate cancer treatments, prostate treatment, prostate treatment debate on August 20, 2009| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Enlarged prostate, PROSTATE CANCER, PROSTATE RESEARCH, Treatment news, tagged benign enlarged prostate, benign prostatic hyperplasia, cancer research, Enlarged prostate, prostablog, prostate, prostate blog, PROSTATE CANCER, prostate cancer treatments, prostate treatment, prostate treatment debate, residual tissue, URO TODAY on June 20, 2009| Leave a Comment »
Posted in AFTER EFFECTS, Incontinence, PROSTATE CANCER, PROSTATE RESEARCH, Radical prostatectomy, Treatment news, Urination, tagged 24-hour pad test weights, AdVance male sling, cancer research, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Incontinence, Norfolk, pad use, prostablog, prostate, prostate blog, PROSTATE CANCER, prostate cancer treatments, prostate treatment, prostate treatment debate, prostatectomy, quality of life, surgery, urinary obstruction, Urination, URO TODAY, Valsalva leak point pressure, Virginia on June 13, 2009| Leave a Comment »
JUNE 13: URO TODAY: Analysis of a 30-minute, out-patient incontinence treatment called “the AdVance male sling” shows it gives encouraging results, with significant improvement in patient-reported pad use, 24-hour pad test weights, and Valsalva leak point pressure without signs of obstruction. READ MORE>