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I have difficulty starting a urine flow and then continues

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I have difficulty starting a urine flow and then continues as a reasonably weak flow since the middle of last April. My PSA (3 weeks ago) was 1.3 and has never been higher since 1996 - my prostate is not enlarged - examined to-day October 20th. I have been told that growths can grow on the inside of the urethra tube causing a blockage or a weakening of the urine flow.which can be treated by laser or similar. To be on the safe side I also had a PCA3 test and waiting for those results.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Dr. Phil, MD :

Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

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Hi I'm Dr. Phil

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Can I ask your first name?

Customer:

Peter

Dr. Phil, MD :

Hi Peter

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nice to meet you

Customer:

likewise

Dr. Phil, MD :

I totally agree that this could be the issue

Dr. Phil, MD :

You need a cystoscopy first

Dr. Phil, MD :

is this in the plans?

Customer:

not yet

Dr. Phil, MD :

that should be done

Dr. Phil, MD :

but I agree that the issue could be in the urethra

Customer:

Ok what does that involve

Dr. Phil, MD :

the pass a scope up the urethra and look around

Dr. Phil, MD :

like a colonoscopy of the urethra basically

Customer:

OH Ok

Dr. Phil, MD :

yes

Dr. Phil, MD :

not super pleasant but it needs to be done

Customer:

have you heard from growths growing on the inside of the urethra tube

Dr. Phil, MD :

yes absolutely

Dr. Phil, MD :

like polyps

Dr. Phil, MD :

very common

Customer:

Ok glad to hear it - could cancer start there

Customer:

by the way I am 71

Dr. Phil, MD :

I understand

Customer:

Ok - thank you I am just concerned that it could be cancer as it seems to be popping up everywhere

Dr. Phil, MD :

I doubt it

Dr. Phil, MD :

not with a normal PSA

Customer:

Ok and I giuess the results of my PCA3 test should throw more light on the cancer possibilities

Dr. Phil, MD :

Yes but I still doubt cancer

Customer:

Ok thank you. Where are you inthe USa I spend time in Miami

Customer:

I am presently in Europe

Dr. Phil, MD :

I am in Michigan

Dr. Phil, MD :

very cold compared to Miami!

Customer:

Ok well thank you so

Dr. Phil, MD :

you're welcome

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Did I do good work for you today?

Customer:

LOL yes - indeed I shall be there early december

Customer:

Yes thank you

Dr. Phil, MD :

very good. best weather in the US in winter!

Dr. Phil, MD :

miami that is

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:)

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is this charged to my AMRXcard

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yes whichever card you gave

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I only get credit if you rate positive for me though

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Ok where is the rating chart

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should be at the bottom

Customer:

OH I see it

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