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AVDuke03
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I think I read something about this at one time but can't find it now, can someone point me to the subject?
I had RP 9 years ago and radiation 6 years ago. From time to time, usually after driving for a couple of hours I develop the constant need to urinate. I can go and still feel the need to urinate as soon as I walk out of the bathroom. The first couple of times I thought it was kidney/bladder infection but now think its some irritation as it is usually ok the next morning. Anyone know what causes it or best thing to do for it?

Thanks for the help

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AVDuke03
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Thanks for the help; I did have lots of blood in urine last year, had cystoscopy, a couple of biopsies, carterized (everything was ok). I was on blood thinners at the time and as soon as I stopped those, everything cleared up. I had more blood than urine (was rather shocking if standing at a public urinal).
The constant urge to urinate happens a couple of times a year and is cleared up by the next day

finbar
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Joined: Aug 2009

I know exactly what you are experiencing. It can be maddening.
My daVinci surgery was about a year ago. Have been taking the supplement -
Pygeum - and I believe this has really helped me. A friend is now starting it
too. I take 100 mg a night. Bought Pugeum online. Really hope you'll get
relief as I did.

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shane59
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yes its crazy some days 1 pad others 3 I dont understand you just pee and get up 2 minutes later you feel like you cant stop. yet next day all good could it be diet or what I drink any how overall getting better each week . somtimes get an electric shock sensation sends shivers down the spine doc said its scaring of nerve tissue and will go away in time I hope so its scary anyone else had this . well god bless to you all and a low psa thanks for the honesty shane

gaburrell
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Joined: Jul 2009

January 13, 2010 I completed my 43rd and hopefully last radiation treatment. About halfway through my treatments I started getting this frequent and urgent uribation problem. My Oncologist precribed Megestrol and told me to cut out all coffee and tea (including green tea). There is some relielf but not complete. This may work better for you.

Kentr
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Joined: May 2009

I had brachytherapy in January of 2008 and experienced the same problem for a few months as well as the urgent need to have a bowel movement on occasion.

Everything calmed down until a few month ago and then started up again. My oncologist says it not "usual" but it does happen. I will be getting a urinalysis soon to see if it's caused by an infection. I don't understand how you can have a urinary infection for months on end but maybe that's the way that stuff works if it's untreated. If it's not a urinary infection well.......

Last PSA a few months ago was 0.8 ~ doctor says that's fine because I still have a prostate and it will continue to produce PSA as long as it's in there.

Kent
Age 68
California

MCSmith44
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Joined: Jun 2009

Kent,

I had seed implants in May 2008 with resulting urinary problems similiar to yours that have recently improved. If you would like to share experiences, please call me at work (803)802-8001.

Marvin
Age 66
Charlotte

Kentr
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I just may take you up on your offer. Is there a "best" time to call?

Kent

MCSmith44
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Joined: Jun 2009

Kent,

I'm normally in the office 8:30 to 1:00 and 2:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday. My office number is (803)802-8001.

Marvin

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