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  • Does anyone know a urologist in California for older male

    I am a 58 year old male in Southern California. For about a year I have had the following symptoms:

    -Needing to pee more frequently than usual
    -Getting up 1-3 times a night to urinate
    -Burning or irriatating sensation in lower pelvic area
    -Weaker urine stream, but comes and goes. Seems to be getting better.

    I have seen three Urologists with no firm answer. I have been checked out for prostrate cancer. I have a PSA at around 1 and have had three digital recatal exams - all okay. One Dr. told me I had a stage one enlarged prostate - BPH. I am on Flomax and finasteride. Also I was offered an laser procedure if needed.

    I have brought up IC a number of times but the guys I have been seeing have no interest in pursuing that. There seems to be a consensus that only women have IC symptoms.

    The more I learn about IC the more it seems like that it is a least a part of my problem. When I have the burning sensation in my lower pelvic area and pee the burining sensation goes away.

    Does anyone out there have a line on a urologist that might have an interest in looking at a male in the late 50's with possible IC symptoms. I will travel to meet the right doctor. I am not looking for this diagnosis - but I want a Doc who will at least be open to the possibility.



  • #2
    Where in CA are you? Have you tried Stanford. They have a very respected medical team. My doctor (URO) in Santa Cruz goes to conferences there so I'm pretty sure he's up on all the lastest treatments for IC. I wish you luck!


    • #3

      Thanks for the idea. I live in Southern California but I go to No Cal a lot. I will check out Stanford for sure.



      • #4
        I was told by many doctors that it was either or both my prostrate and bladder. Even had one DR. tell me that a can of beer at night might relax my bladder.

        It took 15 years and a female URO to recognize that it was IC. I have pretty much self healed myself with diet and natural remedies (2 years) so be patient.

        Life is difficult.
        This is a great truth,
        It is a great truth because once we see this truth, we transcend it.
        Once we truly see that life is difficult -- once we truly understand and accept it --
        then life is no longer difficult.
        Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.

        Buddha's Fourth Noble Truth


        • #5

          Thanks for your experiences. Looks like persistance is the key.



          • #6
            I know a urologist in the San Gabriel Valley- Glendora to be exact. If you are interested in more info let me know


            • #7
              I like mine, I live in san jose near san francisco.
              He sees all kinds of patients, although I have never asked him about males he has treated. He is really nice and knows all about IC and always makes sure I understand and am comfertable what treatments he is suggesting.

              His name is Dr David Nudell
              (408) 358-2030
              I don't want to die, I just want to go to the bathroom.


              I am 23 and have had IC for about 3 years now.
              I have also had rheumatoid arthritis for about 21 years, I like to think I am used to pain.

              I am interested in hearing from people with similar circumstances as I am in, like having IC and RA, being in college, etc. I feel it helps.


              • #8
                Stacy! It's good to see someone from the area!! I live in Santa Cruz. I don't know anyone else around here with IC. I see Dr. Knorr in Watsonville who I"ve really come to trust and respect. Good luck in finding a doctor John! It seems that even the best doctors don't know nearly enough, but hopefully you can find someone to help you with managing all your symptoms.