any cycling seat Urination connection?



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me

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On Tue, 11 Mar 2008 05:00:04 +0000, Mike Jacoubowsky wrote:

> | WTF? If you're over 45 and have problems with frequent urination or
> poor | urination go see a doctor *NOW!* Even if you're female it could
> be | Diabetes. Don't die of embarrassment! Geeze! It's not like the Doc
> | *likes" giving that exam ya know!
>
> A slight over-simplification. In general, if you're over 45 and find you
> can't put out fires with your hose anymore, that's fairly normal. But
> it's certainly easy to get a PSA test to get a better idea if you've got
> something to worry about or not (although a PSA test is by no means
> conclusive). It's a simple blood test, nothing invasive or threatening
> (providing you're not a wimp like me, who fears blood being drawn more
> than most would believe, and yet I still had it done).
>
> --Mike-- Chain Reaction Bicycles
> www.ChainReactionBicycles.com
>


Agreed, a sensible answer not like some idiots. By poor, I meant
difficulty "going" Yes, at least get a PSA.
I hate trolls, ( not you ) but when a troll encourages others to put
their health at risk....Grrrrr.
 
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EasyCompany

Guest
On Tue, 11 Mar 2008 05:00:04 GMT, "Mike Jacoubowsky"
<[email protected]> wrote:

>| WTF? If you're over 45 and have problems with frequent urination or poor
>| urination go see a doctor *NOW!* Even if you're female it could be
>| Diabetes. Don't die of embarrassment! Geeze! It's not like the Doc
>| *likes" giving that exam ya know!
>
>A slight over-simplification. In general, if you're over 45 and find you
>can't put out fires with your hose anymore, that's fairly normal. But it's
>certainly easy to get a PSA test to get a better idea if you've got
>something to worry about or not (although a PSA test is by no means
>conclusive). It's a simple blood test, nothing invasive or threatening
>(providing you're not a wimp like me, who fears blood being drawn more than
>most would believe, and yet I still had it done).
>
>--Mike-- Chain Reaction Bicycles
>www.ChainReactionBicycles.com
>


I can echo what Mike said. After a certain age, for some people that
happens.

There's a couple on-line questionnaires you can look through. Most of
them say 'rate 1-5 your characteristics', then you can see that 0-7 is
'mild', 8-15 is 'moderate' and so on.

My PSA is very low, a 0.7, but my genetics seem good (my Dad's is
0.8.)

Bear in mind that the only way to tell is to get probed or get an
ultrasound, wrt BPH. There's not a 1:1 correlation with PSA and PC,
and BPH, while not a malignancy is not good, it can still occlude
requiring somewhat dangerous surgery. (dangerous to your sex life,
that is).

If you're having frequent urination, though, that's more a diagnosis
found in diabetics, not BPH, which is lessening of urination)

HTH
 
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Mike Jacoubowsky

Guest
> I can echo what Mike said. After a certain age, for some people that
> happens.
>
> There's a couple on-line questionnaires you can look through. Most of
> them say 'rate 1-5 your characteristics', then you can see that 0-7 is
> 'mild', 8-15 is 'moderate' and so on.
>
> My PSA is very low, a 0.7, but my genetics seem good (my Dad's is
> 0.8.)


I managed a .3 or .03, don't remember which, I've got the paperwork
somewhere around here. Had to get tested for a life insurance physical. I
was pleasantly surprised, although it's not an absolute indicator in either
direction (as you mention in your next paragraph).

> Bear in mind that the only way to tell is to get probed or get an
> ultrasound, wrt BPH. There's not a 1:1 correlation with PSA and PC,
> and BPH, while not a malignancy is not good, it can still occlude
> requiring somewhat dangerous surgery. (dangerous to your sex life,
> that is).
>
> If you're having frequent urination, though, that's more a diagnosis
> found in diabetics, not BPH, which is lessening of urination)


The various blood tests for a life insurance physical (at 51 years of age)
are impressive. Had to go to the internet to figure out what half the tests
were for. About half of them were various liver function tests (they don't
take it at face value when you check the box for not drinking?). And then a
battery of blood sugar tests etc. The only thing missing on the sheet they
sent me? Hematocrit. No hematocrit level given!!! I got short-changed.

--Mike Jacoubowsky
Chain Reaction Bicycles
www.ChainReaction.com
Redwood City & Los Altos, CA USA


"EasyCompany" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:p[email protected]
> On Tue, 11 Mar 2008 05:00:04 GMT, "Mike Jacoubowsky"
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>| WTF? If you're over 45 and have problems with frequent urination or poor
>>| urination go see a doctor *NOW!* Even if you're female it could be
>>| Diabetes. Don't die of embarrassment! Geeze! It's not like the Doc
>>| *likes" giving that exam ya know!
>>
>>A slight over-simplification. In general, if you're over 45 and find you
>>can't put out fires with your hose anymore, that's fairly normal. But it's
>>certainly easy to get a PSA test to get a better idea if you've got
>>something to worry about or not (although a PSA test is by no means
>>conclusive). It's a simple blood test, nothing invasive or threatening
>>(providing you're not a wimp like me, who fears blood being drawn more
>>than
>>most would believe, and yet I still had it done).
>>
>>--Mike-- Chain Reaction Bicycles
>>www.ChainReactionBicycles.com
>>

>
> I can echo what Mike said. After a certain age, for some people that
> happens.
>
> There's a couple on-line questionnaires you can look through. Most of
> them say 'rate 1-5 your characteristics', then you can see that 0-7 is
> 'mild', 8-15 is 'moderate' and so on.
>
> My PSA is very low, a 0.7, but my genetics seem good (my Dad's is
> 0.8.)
>
> Bear in mind that the only way to tell is to get probed or get an
> ultrasound, wrt BPH. There's not a 1:1 correlation with PSA and PC,
> and BPH, while not a malignancy is not good, it can still occlude
> requiring somewhat dangerous surgery. (dangerous to your sex life,
> that is).
>
> If you're having frequent urination, though, that's more a diagnosis
> found in diabetics, not BPH, which is lessening of urination)
>
> HTH
>
 
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WaterBoy

Guest
..
thanks all for the feedback

i'm 61 now, and overdue for the Urologist
[looking for one now] will get all available tests

it's hard to admit i'm a procrastinator;
i guess i was looking for an easy way out

thanks
waterboy
 
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Bill Sornson

Guest
Mike Jacoubowsky wrote:

Hematocrit. No hematocrit...

Short course bleeding?
 
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Dennis P. Harris

Guest
On Tue, 11 Mar 2008 19:20:45 GMT in rec.bicycles.misc, "Mike
Jacoubowsky" <[email protected]> wrote:

> About half of them were various liver function tests (they don't
> take it at face value when you check the box for not drinking?)


That's not it. Long term use of NSAIDs like ibuprofen can cause
liver or kidney damage, and there are a surprising number of
folks who have had low-grade hepatitis infections who don't
realize that they have contracted it, but the liver damage has
occurred.