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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 ?

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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.
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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!

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's a silent killer.......

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