From a company blood screening, I learned I had a PSA of 18.8. I have my PSA checked annually and it's always been below 2. I have no family history of Prostate Cancer and have no symptoms. A second blood test a few weeks later came back 12.2. I have an appointment with an Urologist Friday (8-10). From what I've read so far, I'm more curious than concerned. Does anyone want to venture a guess as to what is going on? I'll report back as to what the doctor says or does. I'll also report on the results of any biopsy or other therapies, if anyone is interested. View Thread
Thank you, doctor. I appreciate the reply, and your advice is spot on. The only problem is that I'm just now seeing it and I've already had my biopsy. The good news is, you're right, no cancer. But I probably could have avoided it had I waited. After going through the biopsy, I was fairly convinced that it wouldn't be cancer but that the high PSA number was a result of irritating my prostate while riding my bike. This is because I was fully awake during the procedure (not enough versed, I guess). Anyway, and after the ultrasound, the doctor would warn me just before he would grab a piece of my prostate, I think 10 to 12 times in all. After each time the sensation felt exactly the way my crotch felt after sitting on the bike for 20 minutes. Now that I know this was the cause, I went and bought a "noseless" seat. Takes a little getting used to but it definitely makes a difference. Thanks again, doc. View Thread
Thank you, but prayer has never worked for me. I believe in modern technological and medical advances and the skilled doctors that use it. Also, I expect to have a clean biopsy. I'll let you know what they find.View Thread
Yeah, you're probably right. I saw the Doc yesterday and he gave that same example about riding a bike could cause the number to go up - and I do ride. He examined the prostate and said it felt ok but that I was going to need an ultra sound and a biopsy. It probably won't be for a couple of weeks, but I'll let you know the outcome. View Thread
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