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  1. Prostate Cancer (prostatitis) Testicular Cancer (nothing) ALS (anxiety) Retinal detachment (floaters) Heart issues (nothing) Chronic fatigue syndrome (nothing) Melanoma (benign moles) Basal cell carcinoma (dry skin) Colon cancer (IBS) Now I'm worried about leukemia :X
  2. Thanks! I'm "only" 36 so I'm a bit young for cancer, yet I can't help freaking out since I've never had an abnormal test before. edit: Also, you're right. I was looking at a portal.
  3. Thanks! It was going well until I got this result. I don't recall having a cold or the flu when I had the test last week. Maybe I was fighting something off but wouldn't I have felt sick?
  4. So I've been on hormone replacement therapy for 3 months on account of being transgender. As part of my health maintenance I need to get my blood checked every 3 months. I had my first blood test since starting about a week ago and it came back with abnormally high neutrophils and monocytes. My overall WBC count was high and the number of other immune cells almost doubled since I started. I don't know what to think about this. I'm starting to freak out that I might have leukemia. Any advice?
  5. So I talked to a nurse the other day and she said they can't entirely rule out that it's cancer until they do the cystoscopy. So now I have to think about that for the next few weeks.
  6. UPDATE: Their office called and told me that result was incorrect. They said they had it sent out for more accurate analysis and no blood was found! Still not over my bladder cancer fears, though! So I'm supposed to go for a cystoscopy in a few weeks. I had a little blood in my urine after some strenuous BMs. I was put on antibiotics for prostatitis and my urologist initially agreed, then he said there's a small chance it could be a polyp or something else! I just got a link from my urology clinic to check my results online. There was no blood in my urine this time as they said but last time, which was last year, there was! And nobody bothered to tell me they found blood! I'm freaking out. Who knows what's been growing in my bladder over the past year? I wish they would have done more tests back then instead of just sending me home.
  7. So I went to the urologist yesterday and got diagnosed with prostatitis. Yay? He said to finish off my antibiotics and I'd be fine... Then on my way home he called me while I was driving and started asking more questions about the blood in my pee. After going through it again he said he couldn't 100% rule out it being a pre-cancerous polyp. He said it was up to me if I wanted to get a cystoscopy... So of course I have to get the cystoscopy otherwise I'll never be able to put the words "pre-cancerous polyp" out of my mind! Now I'm scared that it's going to hurt or that their going to find something bad. Any advice?
  8. For as much health anxiety as I have I've decided I want to have elective surgery next year. It requires medical clearance which includes a 12-lead EKG. I'm a relatively healthy 36 year old. Should I worry about having an EKG? Could they find something wrong even if I'm asymptomatic?
  9. I had prostatitis last year. I'm supposed to go to urologist next week but I couldn't wait that long. My insurance offers a service where you can talk to a doctor live online or on the phone so I used it and told him my symptoms and history. He said he thought it was likely prostatitis and gave me a prescription for an antibiotic that will last until I can get to the urologist. Hopefully that clears it up. If not I'm going to be freaking out again!
  10. I'm on some new medicines that make me constipated. I've been straining during bowel movements and when I get up to pee there's blood. Is this just prostatitis? I'm freaking out.
  11. I was diagnosed with prostatitis in August of 2017 after having blood in my semen for a couple of weeks. Antibiotics cured it in about two weeks. Last week I had a bowel movement and afterward I stood up to pee and passed a few drops of light pink, bloody urine. I thought maybe I had injured my penis but today it happened again right after a bowel movement. Can straining during a BM cause some blood vessels to rupture in your prostate? I haven't noticed any bloody semen lately but I've always gone from masturbating daily to about weekly. I can't get in to see a urologist until next week and I'm freaking out. I just want to be healthy.
  12. I guess what I'm wondering is could I have some undiagnosed condition even thought I'm otherwise healthy?
  13. I want to have an elective surgery next year and it requires medical clearance. I'm more scared of getting the medical clearance than I am about the surgery because the surgery is something I want to do. The surgeon requires an EKG. I'm in my mid-30s and in good health but for some reason I'm terrified I won't be able to get this procedure due to some abnormality on my EKG. I especially worry because my father died of a heart attack around age 50. Should I be worried about this? Does anyone know what findings would prevent me from having surgery?
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    Blood in semen update

    So I started my antibiotics on Friday and it seems like my symptoms have gotten worse. I had the most blood in my ejaculate yet today. To make matters worse one of the side effects of the antibiotics is Achilles tendon rupture and I swear my leg muscles have been sore since I started the drug.
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    Blood in semen update

    Yeah, he actually said it was prostatitis. I just don't get how I could have gotten it. I never had an STI and have been in a monogamous relationship for 14 years.