Doubt they'll have people lining up for this one...

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by TheGoodTexan, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. TheGoodTexan

    TheGoodTexan Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    Saw this today on the elevator at a local hospital. :eek:

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    All jokes aside... I know you gotta get that thing checked out. My own father had prostate cancer.

    I always quote these lines from Fletch during... ahem... Doc seems to get a kick out of it.

     
  2. sjtalon

    sjtalon Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    I would hope the Doc you get isn't a guitar player...........I hate calluses ! :eek:
     
  3. Brad Pittiful

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    i doubt youll feel it through the sterile glove s/he will put on
     
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    Heard on the news this morning they were advising healthy males not to get the PSE screening test. Too many false positives, even false negatives.
     
  5. TheGoodTexan

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    Well, they'd just cancel each other out then, right? Sorta like offsetting penalties.
     
  6. Torz Johnson

    Torz Johnson Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    You're assuming he will wear a glove. And that he is actually a Doctor.
     
  7. guitar1amp2000

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    PSA tests do not determine if you have cancer, they only indicate the possibility of having it. If the test indicates a possibility, then an additional test, called Free-PSA, also a blood test is taken. If both tests indicate possible cancer, then it is time for a biopsy. That is the only test that is invasive and, if properly done is a lot more embarrassing than it is painful.

    I am a prostate cancer survivor.
     
  8. elicross

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    Nothing wrong with seeing a sign that says "Free Prostate Exams" in an elevator. If you're in an elevator with a guy with a T-shirt that says "Free Prostate Exams," then you should be disturbed.

    My father says his doctor's favorite joke during a prostate exam is "You only have to worry during the exam if you feel both of my hands on your shoulders." :lol:
     
  9. Gilamnstr

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    Especially if the doctor in the elevator poster appears to be somewhat of a bodybuilder.
     
  10. sjtalon

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    When the Doc says he's done, ask him to do another exam with a different finger..................that way you get a second opinion in one office visit.
     
  11. Bolide

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    Doctors can be condescending at times.
     
  12. x2plex

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    Prostate exams aren't a big deal. It's also one case where digital beats analog.
     
  13. Bolide

    Bolide Friend of Leo's

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    x2plex
    Although on the medical part I may differ,
    The pun was nothing short of brilliant :D
     
  14. suthol

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    I've just had the full gamut of tests after finding blood in body fluids.

    Have had regular PSA's for years ( now 63 ) and the level is rising but still within normal boundaries, the blood did cause more than a bit of consernation.

    So I've had a DRE or two, ultrasounds, CT Scans with dye and biopsies taken via both routes to the prostate.

    All normal but am now on annual major follow ups.

    There is no need to die from prostate cancer so don't put off getting a check up I've lost a few friends to it and don't intend to follow anytime soon.
     
  15. e-merlin

    e-merlin Doctor of Teleocity

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    It's Proctober! Proctober!

    It's the most wonderful time of the year!

    :D

    It's gotta be pretty uncomfortable for the doc, too, don't you think!
     
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    Yea, my doc said "It's no fun for me either." :)

    I figure lots of sex helps keep your prostate cancer free. Now if I can just convince the wife :D

    Carl
     
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    You have to get the "poison" out somehow.
     
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    I went in for my first exam a few years ago. The Doc was a german guy 6'8 and close to 300 lbs. The guy had hands that could palm a medicine ball. He said don't worry i have been doing these exams for over 30 years. He WAS NOT GENTLE!! The good news is the prostate is fine. The better news is my vocal range has increased 2 octaves.
     
  19. dented

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    (Muttley laugh)
     
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    Actually the Urologist will tell you that very thing. Maybe not to stop cancer but to resolve issues with blood in the track due to the pressure of an enlarged prostate as you get older. I had that diagnosis a while back and I asked the doctor where he was when I was in High School trying to use "I can get hurt if...." line. He actually thought it was funny. Of course IMO he wasn't too long out of High School himself. He was a guitar player though. He didn't tell me until afterwards thankfully or I would have been sweating Stairway during the exam.
     
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