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... This morning, December 8, 1999, 18 years ago, at this time my wife and I were in the waiting room of a urologist we did not know. He was squeezing us in before other appointments. ... (3 replies)
Psa velocity
Nov 13, 2017
... It makes sense to me to use the 4.4 value as the higher value appears to have been elevated due to an infection that responded to Cipro. That said, I'm a little puzzled by that free PSA of 8% at the same time as the 4.4 test. Free PSA is affected similarly by both infection and cancer (but not BPH), and I'm thinking there still may be some infection that the Cipro is not... (12 replies)
... I want you to know that I greatly appreciate your detailed response to my post. You have provided me with good information and insights that likely saves me valuable time. For that I sincerely say thank you. ... (7 replies)

... time combination of therapies, and usually not involving the more burdensome therapies such as chemotherapy. ... (10 replies)
... weighted images of the entire pelvis were also obtained. Dynacad software was used for image processing and analysis. ... (10 replies)
... prostate cancer diagnosis. However, my internist and urologist strongly disagree as to where we go from here. ... (9 replies)
... Seeing those PSA results helps. ... (8 replies)
... Doing a biopsy now would have been fairly routine years ago, although a strong case could be made then and now that your elevated but fairly stable PSA might very well be the result of a subtle prostatitis, perhaps chronic. ... (10 replies)
Fluctuating psa
Aug 29, 2017
... I hesitated before replying because you just said that you are having the biopsy done. But then it struck me that you are having it done "to get a better idea," and you may want to consider some additional facts before choosing the biopsy alternative. ... (5 replies)
... I had urine tested and was normal. So can I rule out infection as the cause? ... (5 replies)
... cancerous prostate will produce about .1 units of cancer for every cc of cancer, in other words, one tenth. Therefore, a prostate of 35 cc would account for a PSA based on healthy cells of about 3.5, and you are well below that. Another rule of thumb uses a factor of .067 for every cc, so 35 cc X . ... (5 replies)
... infection can do to PSA in the absence of cancer. I hope and expect that your cancer tests, should you need them will continue to be negative. ... (33 replies)
... I have had no enrolled medical training, and your uro is, of course, a doctor, and has examined you and apparently followed your situation for some time, and he does not appear to be rushing you toward a biopsy and treatment. Therefore his recommendation of an MRI has a lot of credibility. ... (9 replies)
... That welcome decrease is consistent with the waxing and waning pattern of an infection or inflammation on top of the BPH, and my hunch is that that is the way the urologist will continue to view it that way too. ... (33 replies)
... Here are some facts to keep in mind and tactics you could try to figure out what is happening. ... (33 replies)
Rise in PSA
Jul 23, 2016
... I'm glad you found the Board, and hope you get several responses. ... (9 replies)
... In July, 2013, my PSA was 6.0 and free PSA was 18. ... (3 replies)
... st time poster. 66 yr old male with BPH and 20 yr history of prostate PSA averaging 2.5. ... (0 replies)
... I am a 64 year old male in good health, exercise regularly and eat well and in moderation. ... (0 replies)
... However, testosterone metabolizes into DHT which aggravates BPH and contributes to a rise in PSA levels. Based on that, you might want to hold off on your TRT to see if that may be contributing to your PSA. ... (2 replies)




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