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I feel I need to pee

Posted 02 Dec 2018 at 11:03

Hi All, I posted a while ago about having a pain at the tip of my penis and pain in groin and the need to pee which most said was nothing to worry about.


since then the doc prescribed tamsolusin and the pain has gone but I still feel like after a pee there’s always a sensation that the next one isn’t far away. I go once a night to pee but could go more if I didn’t work on it.

I had a DRE and the doc said it feels slightly enlarged for my ages 45 but not outside of the normal size of a prostate although I’m pretty sure it’s pushing on the bladder wall and constructing the ureatha hence having this feeling and work go with the tamsulosin having some effect 

i know to most This isn’t significant but wanted advice as to whether to have an MRI so I can get a sense of whats going on and a benchmark for future issues as I feel I’m young to be having prostate problems and this is going to get worse as I get older plus wondered if I should go for finestride or do ppl warn about side effects?


thanks for reading 


Posted 02 Dec 2018 at 12:23

Sorry you are still having problems. An mpMRI scan wouldn’t go amiss. Go back to urology.

Cheers, John.

Edited by member 02 Dec 2018 at 12:28  | Reason: Not specified

Posted 02 Dec 2018 at 14:28
Have you had your PSA measured? If the doctor feels your prostate is slightly enlarged and your PSA is elevated then an MRI scan would be the next step as a John has said. This would be after your GP has referred you to urology if that hasn’t happened already.


Posted 02 Dec 2018 at 15:15

Thanks Both, I have had yearly psa’s Last 4 years as my dad had Prostate cancer And sadly passed away due to this at a relatively early age . My psa are Always around 0.4-0.5 so never been acted on. Last time I saw the doc he suggested a mri May be worth considering just to get a full look at the prostate (as the finger only goes so far!). I suggested just paying for this rather than nhs wait but he said hold on n see what the tamsolusin does

Posted 02 Dec 2018 at 15:52

May I refer you to my answer above?

My current GP told me “We are generalists”, and he admitted he didn’t know much about ‘dissolvable’ sutures which failed to dissolve, “Go and see my nurse”.

So that’s about as much as they know about urology unless they have a particular speciality since before they became GPs.

The seven laparoscopic wounds following my successful prostatectomy have finally just about healed, six months later.

So it’s a shame you didn’t take my note of my previous advice last September regarding your earlier post and request / insist on a mpMRI scan when you were in urology.

Best of luck, anyway.

Cheers, John.

Been there, had that, had it removed.

Edited by member 02 Dec 2018 at 16:57  | Reason: Not specified

Posted 02 Dec 2018 at 17:42

Herefordan has already seen what he describes as 'the top guy' and has been given the all clear. Not sure that they will be willing to do all the checks again so soon unless there is something to indicate that there is a change.

It seems to me Herefordan that you need something to help you with the anxiety of losing your dad - perhaps a call to the specialist nurses on the number at the top of the page here will help? 

Edited by member 02 Dec 2018 at 17:46  | Reason: afterthought

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." Soren Kierkegaard

Posted 02 Dec 2018 at 19:07

Indeed a saw a uro privately a year ago and he said all was well but the issues continue ao whilst I’m not fearful of having cancer right now I’m still experiencing symptoms as described. Apreciate your comments lyneyre but I’m ok about my dads experience and losing him. If there was nothing going on I would simply have yearly psa’s and managing it.



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