I have been on Embarrassing bodies, (not as a main person on the big wall on TV), and SKYPED with one of the docs. He said it could be one of 2 things, Urethral stricture of enlarged prostate. (as well as a bit of shy bladder).
Since then, I have had flow tests, (went ok considering), blood tests, (all ok) and my prostate checked (twice). Then I had a flexible cystoscopy and this proved the enlarged prostate. I have been given tablets to help shrink it a bit to see if it helps. In a word, yes, it has. I have even started using urinals in public toilets as I know it will be much easier to get the flow started and not left standing while other people come and go. OK, so i'm not standing next to other people yet and going, but its a start.
I have another flow rate check in a weeks time, then a decision has to be made on an operation on the prostate. (TURP maybe).
If all goes well I'll be happier in the knowledge that I can pee quicker wherever I go, lol
Whether I have shy bladder or not, I'll soon know, but I always thought I did.
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