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    Hi to the 35 and up year olds. When have you last been for a prostrate exam. Well I developed acute abdominal pains,weak/ erratically urinal flow. So I mustered up the courage to visit the doctor as my dad has prostrate cancer.

    Expecting the cold finger up the exhaust pipe,it turns out that blood is only drawn to do all sorts of tests for prostrate cancer etc. Wheew! No exhaust entry.

    I am on antibiotics and other tabs for the infection ( caused by a bug or some thing). I Need to wait for a week for test results.

    So guys,please consider having the prostrate blood work tests done,it can save your life.
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    This is true but I was told my numerous doctors that the ol' finger test is still the more accurate method
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter26 View Post
    Hi to the 35 and up year olds. When have you last been for a prostrate exam. Well I developed acute abdominal pains,weak/ erratically urinal flow. So I mustered up the courage to visit the doctor as my dad has prostrate cancer.

    Expecting the cold finger up the exhaust pipe,it turns out that blood is only drawn to do all sorts of tests for prostrate cancer etc. Wheew! No exhaust entry.

    I am on antibiotics and other tabs for the infection ( caused by a bug or some thing). I Need to wait for a week for test results.

    So guys,please consider having the prostrate blood work tests done,it can save your life.
    Very good advice! I would however highly recommend you have have your prostate checked as well, while you're prostrate!

    On a more serious note, PSA tests is unfortunately not specific enough and a physical is still recommeded, especially is you're at risk with a family history.
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    nope, have not had it done, did the blood test 10yrs ago. I think I'll put it on the to do list.
    My uncle is going today for an op, remove prostrate and fix hernia, 80 years old, strong blighter.
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    Gunhog did a very comprehensive post about this but I can't find it now.

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    I see a specialist every 6 months and blood gets tested once a year for prostrate. Blood test cost me between R1.5k and R2k every 6 months.

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    Blood tests for a PSA are not enough. You unfortunately definitely need a digital examination as well. In fact whether you like it or not you should insist on it.

    The blood PSA test also goes up with prostate infections and benign enlargement of the prostate so that false positives are common. The finger examination is the best way of screening for irregular nodules of the prostate which could signify a cancer. The whole point of screening is to pick up cancer early.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawid View Post
    This is true but I was told my numerous doctors that the ol' finger test is still the more accurate method
    I was told that as well. PSA annually (along with the normal blood tests for cholesterol - although that one is under debate now), DRE every 5 or so. More important once you hit 40. DRE is not for the faint-hearted though, not painful, just unpleasant, but better by a long way than untreated prostate cancer.

    Do it during a "businessmans medical" which includes an exercise ECG and other checks. Costs about R800 (excluding the blood tests etc), 90 minutes out of your day.

    It's like a cambelt service, miss it and the damage later is much worse ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Weakley View Post
    Blood tests for a PSA are not enough. You unfortunately definitely need a digital examination as well. In fact whether you like it or not you should insist on it.

    The blood PSA test also goes up with prostate infections and benign enlargement of the prostate so that false positives are common. The finger examination is the best way of screening for irregular nodules of the prostate which could signify a cancer. The whole point of screening is to pick up cancer early.
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    I have the simple PSA test every 6 months. Seems the important reading is only if it's rising.
    Mine has stayed 3.8 for years.
    Only cost a few bob Frans , for PSA and CRP. At Bell Street you don't need a referring letter, just pop in.
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    My Doctor has explained to me that the 'digital examination' is so called because the number of fingers used is directly related to your outstanding account....

    1 digit account, 1 finger. 2 digits.... 2 fingers....

    by all accounts it's very ill advised to let your account run to 4 digits

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Weakley View Post
    Blood tests for a PSA are not enough. You unfortunately definitely need a digital examination as well. In fact whether you like it or not you should insist on it.

    The blood PSA test also goes up with prostate infections and benign enlargement of the prostate so that false positives are common. The finger examination is the best way of screening for irregular nodules of the prostate which could signify a cancer. The whole point of screening is to pick up cancer early.
    +100 Stan - we "ou toppies" should warn the younger guys. Been through this a couple of times - PSA up and then luckily only infection. The specialist "plumbers" now got a gadget like a candle they use instead of the finger - can see on screen what's happening. Also can enter from front with little camera right into bladder - this is really "uncomfortable", to say the least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duncang View Post
    I have the simple PSA test every 6 months. Seems the important reading is only if it's rising.
    Mine has stayed 3.8 for years.
    Only cost a few bob Frans , for PSA and CRP. At Bell Street you don't need a referring letter, just pop in.
    I sleep better……...
    They draw two to three "tubes" of blood so the PSA test is only one of many tests.

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    Is there a way to maintain a healthy prostate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avasdra View Post
    Is there a way to maintain a healthy prostate?
    frequent sex!

    It's true

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    frequent sex!

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    anybody else here, clenching & unclenching as they read this thread?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sakush View Post
    anybody else here, clenching & unclenching as they read this thread?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieter Hugo View Post
    +100 Stan - we "ou toppies" should warn the younger guys. Been through this a couple of times - PSA up and then luckily only infection. The specialist "plumbers" now got a gadget like a candle they use instead of the finger - can see on screen what's happening. Also can enter from front with little camera right into bladder - this is really "uncomfortable", to say the least.
    Quote Originally Posted by sakush View Post
    anybody else here, clenching & unclenching as they read this thread?
    Only when I read the highlighted part

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    So does double digits mean you are getting a second opinion? Haha…
    Sorry to make light of a serious topic!

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