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Decreased urine stream thickness

Dear Colleagues,
I have been on Zoladex since June, 2014, and last review, June, 2016, was my last one on this drug. Prior to ADT my PSA was 65, but since then it has never gone up beyond 3 and in fact for the last nine months it was about 0.01.
However, of late I have noticed that my urine stream has narrowed significantly leading to frequent urination, particularly at night and if I drink a lot of water. I also experience a burning pain at times in the urethra as well.
My next review is five months away, that is, in December, 2016.
What could be the problem and your advice? Thank you in advance.

Re: Decreased urine stream thickness

I'd be very surprised if your symptoms are anything to do with PCa. With your PSA readings, most people would say that the disease has been banished from your life, at least for some years. I suspect a Urinary Tract Infection. If so, five days on an anti-biotic should sort you out. See your GP soonest!

OC in England

Re: Decreased urine stream thickness

Thank you very much for your quick response and valuable advice. I am going to see my doctor for possible UTI treatment. I feel relieved by your observation.