Tunbridge Wells Urology blog

Tunbridge Wells Clinic for Urinary Urgency and Leakage

Both men and women may experience an urge to suddenly pass water.   The first signs may be noticing they you have to keep an eye out for where toilets are when you are going out of the house.  Doctors often call this urinary urgency.  Some patients who have more severe symptoms may experience leakage of urine (incontinence).  It can be embarrassing to discuss with your doctor and patients often…

Blood in Pee Campaign

Most people who pee blood would probably think that this was a little worrying.  Sometimes blood in the urine can be the first sign of a really important problem such as a bladder or kidney cancer.  These problems are more common in current or ex-smokers but even people with a healthy lifestyle may have them.  For many people however it is not associated with any major illness and may go…

New Treatments for Recurring Urine Infection in Women

Having one urine infection is enough to put up with and women are more likely to suffer with this condition. Some women are unlucky enough to suffer with more than one urine infection and these can need specialist assessment and treatment  particularly if they are suffering more than two infections per year. Specialist tests including non-invasive ultrasound scans are usual in younger patients to rule out kidney stones and other problems….

PROMIS Prostate Cancer Trial Opens In Tunbridge Wells

Recent media coverage has highlighted the work that clinicians including Alastair have been doing on the use of MRI scans to predict the presence of prostate cancer. The Telegraph online describes how MRI is being used to diagnose prostate cancer.  The PROMIS study to look in detail at men who are at risk of prostate cancer recently opened in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.  This study aims to confirm…

My prostate trouble – By RJM

My “Prostate Trouble” started following a routine BUPA Medical, where my PSA was recorded as 5.3 which necessitated a visit to my GP. He explained that the PSA test was not 100% reliable and suggested I come in for a blood test in a few weeks time for further PSA test. This time it was 7.10 and after me telling him my Father had Prostate Cancer he wanted me to…

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