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My wife called the VAMC Yesterday to see if I can get in to see the urologist Doc  my appointment for them is not until July ,

But I Have an Appointment with MH Clinic therapist on the 26th and wanted to see if I can see the urologist clinic after my 11:00am Appointment with MH?..

I been having problems with  Swollen prostate and other problems in that area, the NURSE that my wife talked to said No they are cleaning the windows in the clinic and not taking any veterans in at this time or until further notice??

..The Nurse mention to my wife for me to check in at the E.R. After my appointment....but theses yahooos at E.R. don't know what the hell they are doing  and I do not trust them with a special condition like urology .

No Insurance  VA is all I have for my medical care.

I need to do something  no pain or anything but something is not right down there?

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The ER wont treat your prostate, but they will likely refer you to a urologist outside if VA cant see you.  OR you can message your prime care doc and ask him for a urologist referral, explaining your symptoms.  

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Hope your correct broncovet, I hope they refer me to outside ,I know a good urologist in the private sector  he is a member of urologist of North Texas Group  has about 30 years experience My wife was his Mothers caregiver for a few years before she died.

I heard the VA is really hard on veterans with prostrate problems  and scary  just a couple weeks ago a window was on here her hubby had his prostate removed and died 2 weeks later...>  that alone has me thinking very seriously who I  to let mess with my prostate  grrrr if I need it removed?

But I will go to the E.R. TOMORROW and see what they say?


This Coronavirus covid 19 is making Other health problems  as well as a lot of other things  it seems.

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Buck, you know I am a civilian and I had an annual appt with my urologist next Monday and even hesitated to get my lab work done, last week, but no one else was in the visitors area at the lab.

(I got the flu in a waiting room at my car dealers room from the only other person waiting too, who visibly had the sudden prime symptoms of the Flu and he said he also had the senior flu shot like me)

Yesterday my Doc's office called me and they moved me to end of May.I asked the nurse for my lab results and they were great-but wondered what if they weren't normal , as she said they were moving all appointments up until May or later then that.

I hope VA can refer you and hope they  (the referral)are not too far away from you.



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    Keep in mind that medical treatment, in virtually all cases, is not mandantory.  (That may not apply to corona virus, for example, a quarantine probably is mandantory and that is a good thing because you dont want to make bunches of other people sick)  

    In other words if you go to the ER with prostate issues, and they have a treatment that you disagree with, simply do not follow their treatment plan.  You have a right to decline treatment in most cases.  Its not like your prostate issue will infect 10 other people if left untreated.  

    Nurses and doctors have a name for it:  AMA (Against Medical Advice).  My wife used to see it all the time.  Example:  A person has a heart attack, and the doctor advises no salty foods.  So, the person gets a bag of potatoe chips and eats them all..every day.  

     Doctors are not going to stop you from doing that, but you may well have a second heart attack if you dont follow their advice and comply with their treatment.  But they are not going to put a "do not sell potatoe chips to this person" on your debit card.  You have a right to non comply, Doctors are not foolproof.  Generally when it does not affect the health of others, you are free to non comply.  You have a right to administer YOUR health as you see fit, as long as its not somehow contagious to others.    I think they had filmed a teenager who was filmed  deliberately coughing on some produce at a grocery store.  I also think he was arrested...for good reason.  

      In the case of mental disorders, if the doctor feels you are an imminent threat to others, then you can be detained.  We dont need truely crazy, deranged people and violent people running around because they "have a right to treatment".   In a mental hospital, you are not given the option of whether or not to take your meds.  

      However, in most cases, you can not be compelled to take medications (that dont have an effect on others).  As an example, Im a big fan of herbals over pills.  

My doctor can prescibe Tamulosin for prostate issues, but I can elect to take Beta Sisterol or other plant based herbs of my choosing instead.  Currently Im taking BOTH..Tamulosin and Beta Sisterol.  Beta Sisterol is the main ingredient in Larry King's live famous prostate supplement he recommends.  

      So, I can listen to Larry Kings commercials  on his  prostate supplements,  and buy a competing product with similar ingredients if that is my choice.  

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Well my PCP now on leave screwed up my pain medication again and I had to make an appointment back to the clinic.  As of right now I am scheduled to go the first week of April. I really don't understand that I have been on this medication for years and this is not the first or second time he screwed it up. Each time he screwed up the how often I take them and cause me to run out. It is very hard on the body to completely run out of medication and then try to get it all stable again.  I sure hope VA calls me back and say they have fixed this mess.

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