Returned from cystoscopy last Wednesday to investigate a groin pain. During the investigation the doctor discovered that I had an enlarged prostate and show me on the display. I guess this helps resolve the issue with passing urine, difficulty starting to urinate, no pressure, dribbling urine and urinating numerous times throughout the night. Was a little surprised when prostate was mentioned, having lost my father 8 years ago to cancer (primary cancer unknown) his brother 3 days apart to cancer (primary cancer unknown) and their father my grandfather to cancer (bowel or prostate unsure) cancer is always in the back of my mind and regularly have an MOT to keep abreast of the any concerns.
Have been told that I have to wait 6 weeks until a blood test can be done as the cystoscopy will have had an effect on the blood test and it needs time to settle. Im concerned I've just turned 45 and have 3 kids, Im not spending the days worry what might be, as Im spending more time worry about wetting myself while travelling to an from work.
I'd obviously like to get all examinations done ASAP so that I can get some medication to sort out enlargement and continue eating and training to keep healthy.
There is obviously history within my family, doctors often refuse to make any links with cancer being hereditary or genetic, has anyone here had any other family members that have suffered from a similar illness.
Look forward to hearing from you