Dave's Diary

It Can Affect Anyone

It Can Affect Anyone

Now John was a great doctor. He’s in his mid-80’s now but worked as a family doctor for years. He started noticing some of the symptoms of BPH about 16 years ago...

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Nothing to be Embarrassed About

Nothing to be Embarrassed About

Graham didn’t really think too much of early signs of an enlarged prostate, dismissing the symptoms as a normal part of ageing. Slowly, his symptoms...

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It's better to be safe than sorry

It's better to be safe than sorry

Glen’s a great bloke who is really active. He likes to go hiking, swimming and other activities with his family. Unlike Dave, Glen’s symptoms started with a weaker stream...

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Waiting room blues

Waiting room blues

In my many years I’m yet to encounter anyone who enjoys a visit to the doctor. So when I was having trouble going to the bathroom...

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More leaking than sleeping

More leaking than sleeping

Frequent trips to the loo all throughout the night were interrupted sleep. A lot of blokes my age tend to tell themselves...

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Focusing on the hole-in-one

Focusing on the hole-in-one

Any of you enjoy a good game of golf with your mates? I just got back from a round, and let me tell you, there's nothing like it...

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Living with a partner suffering from BPH

Living with a partner suffering from BPH

A year or two ago, I started noticing that Dave would be up to go to the toilet multiple times a night. We'd go out for dinner or to a movie, and...

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Don't put it off

Don't put it off

Like a lot of Aussie blokes, Neil wasn't exactly a fan of the doctor's surgery or prostate exams. He's an active guy and relatively healthy, so when he...

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References

  1. Prostate Enlargement: A guide to urinary symptoms in men. Andrology Australia, 4th edition, 2013
  2. Marberger. M. Medical management of lower urinary tract symptoms in men with benign prostatic enlargement. Advances in Therapeutics. 2013; 30 309-319