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Cmcq31
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Joined: Apr 2017

Hi guys so went to doc this week and there was blood in my urine

so I've just had bloods and ultra sound done this week waiting on results from doctor tomorrow 

so Ive had for the past 2 years

4-5 pees per night

lower back pain (constant)

feel like I'm constantly needing to pee when lying on my right side

stomach pressure

weak flow of urine and constantly feeling like I need to pee after I have been

so I got the cd of my results today. My gf is a kidney and heart nurse and had a look at them

 

we noticed I had an enlarged prostate 40 41 41 39

and noticed I had 4 kidney stones also 6mm 5.6mm 5.5mm4.2 mm

 

just waiting on my psa results tomorrow I'm so worried

 

ASAdvocate
Posts: 116
Joined: Apr 2017

There is no reason to think that you have prostate cancer, at this point. Relax. The psa could also be spiked by prostatitis, so it is not that accurate.

If the psa is high, then ask for a more accurate blood test like PHI or 4K Score, or the PCA3 urine test.

How old are you?

 

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VascodaGama
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Get the blood results first. The symptoms could be from other reasons than cancer. Be patient. 

Clevelandguy
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Joined: Jun 2015

Hi,

Take it from a kidney stone survivor, a lot of the symptoms that you describe are related to kidney stones,  I had a few several years ago.  Hope & pray that's all it is.

Dave 3+4

Cmcq31
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Joined: Apr 2017

Hi guys I've just turned 30 in Jan had these symptoms do the past 2 years and only recently gotten worse

Grinder
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Joined: Mar 2017

Ditto on the above comments... A high PSA is typical of any prostate trauma, whether PC or chronic prostatitis or acute prostatitis etc. Other tests will have to pinpoint a diagnosis. But I particularly wanted to mention something... Don't sleep on your right side... Sleep on your LEFT side. There are several reasons for this that indicates the human body is made in this fashion. For example, your stomach is U shaped. When you sleep left, the Esophagus makes a line entering the top of the U shape. But when you sleep right, it is like the Greek letter Omega, and gravity spills acid into your esophagus, creating such problems as acid reflux, hiatal hernia, even Barrets Esophagus. This was a commonly known Ayurvedic principle once upon a time. Other left side benefits:

- the lymph system drains properly on left, is more constricted on right

- easier for heart to pump downhill

- supports healthy spleen function

- aids in circulation back to heart

- bile flows more freely

Please check this out and see if I am not right. I almost am thinking God designed the human body to sleep on the left side. I wish I had known this a long time ago. Not pertinent to this discussion, but pregnant women should also be sleeping left.

Clevelandguy
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Joined: Jun 2015

Hi,

When your sleeping how do you control what side you sleep on?

 

Dave 3+4

Grinder
Posts: 440
Joined: Mar 2017

It takes some practice, but start out sleeping on left side. If one wakes up on right side, switch back to left. I know its a pain at first and takes some getting used to. One way i handle it is alter the way I sleep on left side, sometimes tilting upward a little, sometimes hugging my wifey, or a huggy pillow if she's asleep, etc.

I had an endoscopy after my RP because of hiatal hernia, gastritis, GERD, etc. Doctor wanted me to take Prilosec ad infinitum until I found out about left side sleeping. Made a huge difference at night. GERD can turn into Barrets Esophagus which is the precursor of Esophageal Cancer. With left side sleeping, an occasional Tums is adequate to handle GERD symptoms now.

Because of Esophageal cancer, this is a serious issue, and like I said I wish I had known about this a long time ago, and I wouldn't have incurred much of the damage I already have.

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RobLee
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I've had Barretts for a decade, also daily PPI's. No matter how I sleep.

Endoscopies every other year. One in five chance of esoph cancer.

Like everything else, one learms to live with it.

 

 

Grinder
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Joined: Mar 2017

I should probably start a new thread on the left side sleeping... I don't want to monopolize this thread that is dealing with another issue.

 

Will Doran
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Joined: Sep 2015

Hi all,
Did I miss something? What does sleeping on your left side have to do with Prostate cancer? I used to sleep on my left side all the time and ended up with advanced stage 3 Prostate Cancer. Am now and 3 1/2 year survivor and now sleep on my back, and sleep much better. I snore (according to my wife) but so does she. :-)
Will

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