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#38297 - 04/15/05 09:07 PM News from doctor And Very Depressed
jacob77 Offline
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Registered: 02/19/05
Posts: 37
Loc: Northern CA
I saw my primary doctor yesterday. He did a proctal exam and he said I have an enlarged prostate. Dr. Nguyen ordered blood work for thyroid and prostate.
I'm very very depressed,especially because my chronic fatigue is affecting my sexual health. I didn't think that was a big deal at one time,but now I realize it really is.


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#38298 - 04/15/05 10:00 PM Re: News from doctor And Very Depressed
reality2k4 Offline

Registered: 07/06/04
Posts: 6841
Loc: Stuck between water, air, and ...
Jacob, hey, hope U are alright, I had this before, enlarged prostate, and yeah it is a big worry.

Just hope you are feelin OK, fatigue maybe something to do with the worry.

I had anal fissure, which just made things worse, and hey it subsided, glad it did, because that was so worrying.

hope the tests prove you are OK,


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#38299 - 04/16/05 02:47 AM Re: News from doctor And Very Depressed
Bobby Offline

Registered: 12/01/04
Posts: 1287
Loc: Arizona
So, sorry, Jacob. I'll think positive thoughts and hope everything is okay. Keep us posted as you find out. You'll be in my prayers. Bobby

I'm healing now, and I wasn't sure I would.

#38300 - 04/16/05 04:42 PM Re: News from doctor And Very Depressed
time2tell Offline
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Registered: 04/11/05
Posts: 2
Loc: Florida
Hello Jacob: You are in my thoughts and prayers. Let's hope that the PSA test is neg. Keep up the good fight. Let us know how things turn out. We're here for you.


#38301 - 04/16/05 06:09 PM Re: News from doctor And Very Depressed
Splitting Offline

Registered: 12/26/04
Posts: 62
Hang in there Jacob. Really investigate the thyroid. Hypothyroid is often misdiagnosed as BP and causes extreme fatigue

#38302 - 04/16/05 09:29 PM Re: News from doctor And Very Depressed
ScottyTodd Offline
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Registered: 02/12/03
Posts: 1561
Loc: Pennsylvania
Jacob - Prostate is one of those problems we men face as we get older!! Sorry it has visited at your door! My prayers and thoughts are with you. I try not to worry so much in the beginning until I know just exactly I need to worry about. I so easily fall into "What if this or what if that..." and it winds up driving me nuts!!! Hang in there!!


If you think you can or you can't - you're right!.......anon
It's never too late to have a happy childhood!.....anon
You're very normal for the abnormal situation you've been through..............S. Todd

#38303 - 04/16/05 10:39 PM Re: News from doctor And Very Depressed
FLRich Offline

Registered: 06/21/04
Posts: 1404
Know that you are in my prayers, Jacob. Good luck!

#38304 - 04/17/05 11:38 PM Re: News from doctor And Very Depressed
sadanddown Offline

Registered: 10/26/04
Posts: 191
Loc: Gaboogistan

Hope things get better and only good news comes your way.


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#38305 - 04/18/05 04:11 PM Re: News from doctor And Very Depressed
Muldoon Offline

Registered: 05/30/02
Posts: 1428
Loc: St Paul MN
BEST of luck with your health Tom

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#38306 - 04/18/05 06:11 PM Re: News from doctor And Very Depressed
phoster Offline

Registered: 11/21/03
Posts: 758
Loc: ohio
enlarged prostate is quite common really. the fatigue might be the thyroid. i recently had mine removed, and man i cannot get out of my own way right now. i have an enlarged prostate too, has been for a long time, but my bloodwork is fine. they just kind of watch it, and as long as you dont have other symptoms and it isnt growing, they wont worry about it much.

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