I had an RP performed August 16, 2012: Gleason 3 + 4 = 7, with a positive margin; all of my post-surgery PSA test results (every 3 months) were undetectable (< 0.05), all tested by same lab.Well my last PSA test came back detectable at 0.028, tested by a different laboratory and my urologist is talking secondary treatment. From my understanding BCR is 0.2 and rising! Why would the other laboratory report a detectable PSA level when clearly 0.028 is lower than 0.05 ng/ml? Should I be concerned about this and rush into secondary treatment ? I have a retest sceduled if it comes back at lets say 0.030 which is only a slight rise should i then think about secondary treatment ? Please help !View Thread
I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer 8 years ago and successfully underwent Brachytherapy nine months later. However, as a result, I have had dry orgasms. I was led to believe that that this condition would be permanent due to irreversible damage caused by the radiation. However, in the past year I have experienced a secretion of a small amount of colourless glutinous liquid a few minutes after a dry orgasm. There seems to have been an increase in this fluid in the last few months. Could it be that the body is repairing itself after so many years of dry orgasms? Is this post orgasm fluid actually sperm or is it something else?View Thread
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Following is a time line of events Nov 2011 — Pain in lower back near kidney area. CT scan, Digital...
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Following is a time line of events Nov 2011 — Pain in lower back near kidney area. CT scan, Digital Rectal Exam and Kidney function performed. All tests came out normal.
Jan 2013 I visit ER for pain. Im given nitrofuranton and diclifenac voltaren . as an after thought doctor says check his Kidney function.
The test result came at 6 pm on 10th jan. Creatinine now was 179 (2.1)
I was hospitalized for 2 weeks until creatine came back normal. I was told that I had a reaction to Voltarin injection.
After four long months, I decided to write down all the damn tests I did and what the outcome has been.
All below tests have been conducted over the last 3 weeks.
Antinuclear antibody(ANA) — Normal
SSA & SSB Normal complete blood count (CBC) - Normal
C-reactive protein (CRP), Normal
erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR or sed rate), Normal
Ultra Sound Shows massive prostate calcification. PSA 3.3 - No base line available
Kidney Function Normal
Liver Function Normal
Urine Analysis Normal
A week ago I have had a follow up visit with the doctor. The visit was planned in April and involved review of all kidney tests and ultra sounds. The tests were reviewed by the doctor and the answer was, all looks really good and no more follow up required for 1 year. Creatinine is now very stable except one minor flare in April. I have been told , I do not have a kidney disease, good news:) However, I have had constant pain in lower pelvic area, back area, hips etc and frequent urination issues over the past 3 months (which I thought were due to excess water was drinking). The pain in the back has stayed steady all this long. Comes and goes. However, now I have hard burning sensation in the urinary area and pain in hip. So I went now to a Urologist. Now this is another new Doc since my neph is on a 1 month leave. The doctor ordered a PSA and the result came as 3.3 (lab range for my age group is 0-2.83). He said I have something called Prostitis. Ultra sound of the abdomen showed mild prostate enlargement/calcification but nothing more. DRE was not done. The doctor gave me antibiotics and asked me to see him in 3 weeks. I told him or sort of questioned him, please see the big picture, I have had similar issues or identical issues before. Are you sure I don't have prostate cancer???or something that serious. The answer was â€¦you must not think like that. Come on you are young manâ€¦you have 1 in 12000 chance to get it. We cannot also think of a biopsy as your PSA is border line. No family history and all that crapâ€¦.ok..helloâ€¦but I have symptoms and this could be anything. My problem is seriously wat to do next. These guys here are only looking at the nuts and bolts of things (giving antibiotics for infection and getting creatinine testing for kidneys) and I want them to see the big picture. I have asked 3 senior nephrologists why could my kidneys have failed in the first place. The answer was, no one can answer this question. We do not see any reason other than drug induced which was given due to the pain I had at that time. Since now the kidneys are ok, you are fine. I am looking for a Urologist who can look at the history and say, we need to actually do this and then wait, rather than doing random testing and medication. Any responses are welcome.View Thread
I had prostate surgery last week on June 5th and am now plagued by an enlarged scrotum. It is extremely...
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I had prostate surgery last week on June 5th and am now plagued by an enlarged scrotum. It is extremely uncomfortable. I believe that I previously read about a special cushion that makes sitting more comfortable. Does anyone know about this or where I can purchase one? Or does anyone have any other helpful suggestions? Thanks for your help.View Thread
I need some help to try and get my husband to the Dr. These are the symptoms he's exhibiting: frequent...
Posted by An_252304
I need some help to try and get my husband to the Dr. These are the symptoms he's exhibiting: frequent urination, occasional blood in semen, painful in groin area on both sides of testicles, back pain, and swelling in lower extremities. He looks really bad. He travels a lot and I could see a big decline in his appearance since I just saw him 10 days ago. He's very tired. He has trouble remembering things he I'd just a few hours ago. My fear is he has advanced prostate cancer but he's working on a large project and says he'll go to Dr when it's complete. HELP!!View Thread
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