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Re: Blood tests

Post by galexinda » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:03 am

Some doctors do the digital test as a routine part of the consultation but at the very least it's a good idea for men to get the basic PSA blood test done on an annual basis. We all know our own body, but always better to get anything out of the ordinary investigated sooner rather than later.

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Re: Blood tests

Post by merchant_banker » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:23 am

JimX wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:47 am
Afraid like many you are under the illusion a digit test is the answer, not so, as Doctors can only feel one side of the Prostate gland, the only real answer is a blood test and probably a camera taking a sample of the gland, this is unpleasant but the only way to be fairly confident you are clear of this common problem.


Benign prostatic enlargement will not show in blood tests.

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Re: Blood tests

Post by JimX » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:13 pm

Benign prostatic enlargement will not show in blood tests.
I think the doctor with his digit up your rear end would know this and explain what that test can and cannot do, the only real answer is to have a Prostate biopsy. By the way, I was diagnosed with an enlarged Prostate 25 years ago. I need running shoes at night!!
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Re: Blood tests

Post by daveg » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:18 pm

Prostate biopsy is not pleasant, I speak from experience,but in my case the results showed cancer was present ...
Prostate removed within days.....

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Re: Blood tests

Post by trevnhil » Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:42 pm

daveg, I had a biopsy a few years ago and all the samples were clear.. I thought it good that the consultant at the General rang me to pass on the good news.
Can I ask if your diagnosis and operation were on the Cyprus health system or private ?
Trev..

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Re: Blood tests

Post by Lincoln » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:06 pm

Like a few others on here. A few years a go I was for ever going to the toilet. After a examination -rectal . I was informed that I had Benign Prostate Hyperblasia. After a year later saw a Urologist (Dr Economides ) at the Blue Cross Hospital He said watch and wait as my PSA level was rising. Anyway after another year he said I needed a biopsy. Which I had done. Result early stages of Cancer. I flew to Athens and had Brachytherapy. That was THIRTEEN YEARS ago. I am still free from the dreaded Cancer.
All things are possible

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Re: Blood tests

Post by Wensbry » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:20 pm

zorbathejock wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:27 am
ApusApus wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:01 pm
True, but in the UK the standard prescription cost is now £9.00 per item …………… I know which system I would rather be in!


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Only parts of the U.K. In Scotland prescriptions are free.
They are free in Wales too and have been for many years.

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Re: Blood tests

Post by daveg » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:09 am

Hi Trev, too young for state health system, so diagnosis and treatment performed at Evangelimos Hospital....
In my case I had absolutely NO signs of anything untoward.....
Of the biopsy, it wasn't pleasant but did find two positive cancer readings....
Don't be complacent men .....it's a silent killer.......

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