Hello everyone this thread was posted by me sometime ago and I’ve left it without a reply as I’ve been waiting for a follow-up appointment before I could add anything new to the conversation.
yesterday after well over a year of waiting I had a hospital appointment with the urology specialist.
For anyone who perhaps hasn’t read the context of my thread basically I had been diagnosed by my GP with an enlarged prostate and was sent for a number of different tests by different medical departments before ultimately a decision would be made on the best way forward.
yesterday upon seeing this specialist who yet again checked my prostate, I was told that it is in fact not enlarged at all and perfectly normal! I should not have been prescribed tamsulosin. He was very specific and adamant that my issues with frequent night time urination are not related to my prostate but are almost certainly to do with lifestyle and diet.
for context I should add that I am consuming what most would describe as a high intake of caffeine, fizzy drinks and citrus drinks (a normal day would see me have at least 5-6 coffees, tea, juice drinks and perhaps 4-5 fizzy soda type drinks.
The urine ologist has suggested that this plus a poor diet is almost certainly my issue and intends to check my urine flow before deciding on the best plan of action. I am told this maybe just a change of this negative lifestyle or some form of medication to deal with what he suggests may be some form of bladder restriction but of course cannot make that diagnosis until he has the results.
I must say that as much as this is some sort of relief I am a little aggrieved about the huge difference in diagnosis from my original appointment as it has left me with anxiety and basically panic for over a year now.
Originally I was told that my prostate was the size of an orange and now I’m told it’s perfectly normal I’m sure you can see my frustration!
I’m partly left wondering who to believe!
something is clearly wrong as at 40 years of age you don’t get up six or seven times in the night for the toilet so I’m hoping this can all be rectified through medication or a diet change which I have already started to implement!!
id appreciate anyones views.