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Posted 15 Jan 2017 at 10:58

I wonder if anyone else has had bladder/urethra pain after being prescribed bicalutimide

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Posted 15 Jan 2017 at 18:55

Prostatitis would not be detected in a urine sample

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Posted 15 Jan 2017 at 15:36

No pain for me, however, bicalutimide proved to be as much use as a chocolate teapot in that it didn't arrest the rise in my PSA.

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Posted 15 Jan 2017 at 16:19

I took Bicalutamide 150 mg per day for 11 months with no discernible side effects other than fatigue. This was severe for a fortnight but then eased. No other problems


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Posted 15 Jan 2017 at 16:57

I seem to remember being told that the side effects are proportionate to the effectiveness of the drug which may explain why Chris and Col didn't have many problems?

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Posted 15 Jan 2017 at 18:50
Thanks for the replies. I have been taking the drug for two months (150 mg daily) and my PSA has dropped from 10 to 2.9. I've had a couple of urine tests done a month apart but neither showed any infection. I just get the occasional stabbing pain when I have a wee. Sadly this all comes after brachytherapy two years ago that failed to eradicate the disease.
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Posted 15 Jan 2017 at 18:55

Prostatitis would not be detected in a urine sample

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard
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Posted 15 Jan 2017 at 19:57
I have heard of prostatitis and have recently stopped having my daily half grapefruit.... there has been a bit of a reduction in the pain so I will see how it goes.
 
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