... You've had good answers regarding the first part of your question, but nothing on the rest, so I'll stick to that part, above.
Yes, what the urologist said about the inflammation and prostatitis is true: helping confirm its presence, even when it is not eliminated or affected by antibiotics, and including the case where it is chronic. That is all well-known among... (6 replies)
... Also the Urologist said the biopsy can tell cancer of course, but now they can tell if the tissue is inflammed. This can help diagnose Prostitis that will not react to antibiotics and will keep PSA levels chronically elevated. Has anyone heard of this? ... (6 replies)
... I had a physical a few months ago and the doctor found a small bump on my prostate. Im 39 years old. My PSA came back normal numbers around 2. I have been feeling kinda like sombody kicked me and very uncomfortable for the last month. Im getting a biopsy in about a week. I have alot of symptoms like its prostitis. Sometimes it acts like a bladder or urinary infection. Now that... (4 replies)
... My doctor then performed a DRE and determined that my prostate was slightly enlarged. He told me it looked like I have steral prostitis and to take Alieve twice daily and soak in warm water. ... (2 replies)
... I had a bout with prostitis. I was put on antibiotics for months. Since then Ive had problems sexually. Has anyone experienced this problem would appreciate some imput as to what is needed to get the prostate back to normal. (2 replies)
... if the prostitis never gets cleared up. ... (1 replies)
... Did the dr say anything about prostitis? How many core biopsies were done? It seems to me that with lumps on your prostate and an elevated psa, the dr would have followed a bit more closely, even with neg biopsy. ie: repeat the psa after 3 and 6 months. You need to go get another opinion. Your psa went up almost 2 points in a year, that is cause for concern. Did you get to... (6 replies)
... I have been treated for Prostitis with antibiotics and have been off them for about 3 weeks, but now the pain is back as of today. ... (1 replies)
... ction is the cause of the elevated PSA, but I am a realist. His complete and total lack of symptoms makes infection less likely than PCa. I know several men with prostitis or enlarged prostate and they all have problems with urination etc. ... (7 replies)
... I think so
Have not spoke to anyone other than surgeon . Have just had a call from him as I had rang is office to tell them I was 90% certain I would continue with AS and he was reasonably happy for me to do that as long as I have another extensive biopsy in the near future, I know I am certainly a lot more at piece with myself than I was yesterday. As mentioned in earlier... (76 replies)
... AS deserves serious consideration. PSA fluctuations can be due to size and condition of prostate. Have you measured your prostate and/or do you have BPH, Prostitis? I always ask my lab to retest the same sample for internal validity (just to make sure).
Family history is only relevant regarding the probability of evidencing PCa. You have it, but what happened to others... (76 replies)
... Hi Linda,
Welcome to the board! :wave: You are getting some great responses. I went straight to hormonal blockade, which evolved in the first year to triple hormonal blockade, for my challenging case back in 1999/2000, but I was slated for radiation at one point and have paid some attention to developments since then, despite lacking first hand experience. I have a few... (11 replies)
... I need some opinions as soon as possible. A very dear cousin of mine was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer about 4 months ago (April 2009). He is 59 years old. Stage 1. His PSA score was 5.4 and he was told that he had 2 out of 12, a Gleason 7 and a Gleason 8, on the right back side of his prostate. He considered robotic prostatectomy and radiation seeds, as well as other... (11 replies)
... Hi, Panthersfan, Your comment that you were still researching options caught my eye. I have not checked the logs much recently, but wanted to pass on my thoughts. One of my close relatives (don't have many) lives in your area. I would be interested in what treatment choice you decide--in case my cousin needs and seeks some advice at some point. I am in the middle of... (6 replies)
... panthersfan7 - I don't know your age but your numbers are almost identical to mine from May of 2005. My PSA was 4.6, I had 2 positive samples out of 12 with a Gleason of 3+3=6. I was 48 at the time with no family history, so I was VERY lucky to find my cancer.
I chose conventional prostatectomy. DaVinci was not offered here in WV then. I had very successful surgery - no... (6 replies)
... Hi builder,
I'm adding some comments in green.
My impression from reading is that often it would feel normal even with prostatitis. Sometimes prostatitis causes an abnormal DRE. I know that from "A Primer on Prostate Cancer," page 41: "The DRE is used to: ... Evaluate the possibility of prostatitis if the gland is highly tender and/or mushy." Also remember that... (2 replies)
... My PSA had gone from 4.4 to 5.7 in two months. Free PSA was 13%. It went up after I stopped taking an month of antibiotics. I had to be off antibiotics one month also to get an accurate reading. I had a 12 core biopsy and no sign of cancer. Doc thought he saw a small cyst but he said that wouldn't effect my PSA levels. He said we do another PSA in 6 months. If it continues... (2 replies)
... My PSA is 4.0, gleason 6, T1c. 2 of 12 biopsies positive for cancer.
I am still researching options for treatment but have nearly ruled out surgery because of all the side effects. I would urge you to read and research all you can. It gets confusing at times but hang in there and just keep working at it. Also, talk with as many men as you can who have had the various... (6 replies)
... PANTHER What was your PSA before the biopsy? What method did you do to get rid of the cancer? (6 replies)
... I recently had a biopsy at my urologists office. For me, it was not too bad, a little uncomfortable but no pain.
I would suggest you be sure that he does lots of these, that he uses a local anesthesia and that he prescribes valium for you before you get this procedure done. Otherwise, it could cause pain based on what I have read from others.
I had 12 biopsies and... (6 replies)