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Sorry for TMI - prostate cancer

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dahliaaa Sun 09-Oct-16 13:34:34

I'd really appreciate any info. It's been a long weekend ...
DH had a routine rectal examination last week for piles but as part of it the Dr said his prostate felt 'hard' and sent him for a PSA blood test.
2 days later he had a call from hospital to come to a urology appointment on Tuesday.
This is all obviously very worrying and I have been trying to get together as much info as possible for the appointment so we ask the right questions.

One thing I've found it very difficult to find anything about is a symptom he has had for about 6 months - 'dry orgasm.' (Basically there is no fluid / semen - as I said in title sorry for TMI blush)
I had tried to get him to go to go about it but because we already have our children so no fertility concerns he didn't go.
Does anyone know if this is significant for prostate cancer.

Thank you

dahliaaa Sun 09-Oct-16 16:32:04


Imnotaslimjim Sun 09-Oct-16 17:38:43

For the dry orgasm, the term you're looking for is "retrograde ejaculation" and it is where the seminal fluid enters the bladder instead of the vas deferens. Has DH's urine been cloudy at all since he started having the dry orgasms? This is a sign that the semen is getting into the urine. It can be caused by prostate issues, loss of muscle tone at the bladder sphincter or a few other things.

I hope the news isn't too terrible when it comes. flowers

dahliaaa Sun 09-Oct-16 18:15:14

Thank you for replying. He hasn't particularly noticed any cloudy urine but then I'm not sure that he has been looking closely to have noticed it.
I'm not sure if these things are relevant. He had a vasectomy and then vasectomy reversal (both many years ago.)
He also has significant disc damage to his back.
Other than that he is well.

dahliaaa Mon 10-Oct-16 10:02:32


Snowgeese Mon 10-Oct-16 11:01:32

My DHs only symptom was erectyle dysfunction . Luckily his GP added PSA test to the blood tests taken.
I empathise hugely with the worrying wait. If it is prostate cancer there are many treatments out there . Some docs take a watch and wait approach .
I will imagine your husband may have a biopsy taken .
Please PM me anytime for support or any advice I can give for you .

dahliaaa Mon 10-Oct-16 12:14:30

Thank you snowgeese will message you

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