hello, i notice quite a few people on here seem to be anxious about their symptoms. i suffer from Health Anxiety, Hypocondria if you will. so firstly id like to reassure some people that anxiety can cause lots of wierd symptoms and that worrying about health is normal for lots of people. i woukd suggest meditation to calm any fears and get things in perspective.
saying that, i finally went to the dr yesterday and if possible id like some advice on my symptoms?
it first started in summer when someone was talking about having PC tests when they were 45. this freaked me out a little as im now 41.
i then started noticing things. like a teeny bit of dribble at times after peeing. seemed to leave a spot on thin boxers (not all the time tho and im pretty sure ive always had this).
i then convinced myself that i was peeing too much. now i do sometimes Pee alot in the morning. if my bladder is full and i hold it, then i can go, but then need to go maybe 2 more times within the next hour. Mostly however i dont pee that much, especially in the evening when i usua lly drink lots of hot water (usually abt 4 cups)
so first question is...does this sound abnormal? is it just ’breaking the seal’? i also sometimes (but v infrequently) feel a strong urge to clench when i have been hold ing it in. i think this is just anxiety though as when im calm its ok.
anyway yesterday i went to docs. i told him it was likely anxiety but obviously he had to rule things out. he said he felt there would be a v low risk but did a DRE(which was normal) and suggested a PSA.
im just wondering whether a PSA is necessary as im sure it would freak me out. plus im pretty sure in myself that the symptoms are more anxiety related than anything else. i just wanted to know though if people agree? ie, a) peeing freaquently after having a full bladder, and b) that teeny bit of after dribble.
i think i will see how it goes and try to calm down. but i know these niggles will still be bugging me.