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Old 06-27-2012, 08:01 AM   #1
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Hopefully Nothing

Hi,
I hope I am just jumping the gun here. But here is my story. My husband of 45 has been having physicals every 6 months for about two years now. He was told the last three visits that his prostate was slightly enlarged. But was told it was normal for his age. On his last appointment, she stated that she felt nodules and sent him to a urologist. Is it normal in six months for your prostate to form stones or tumers? The urologist stated that his prostate was crearly abnormal , felt hard and have nodules. his PSA level is normal and he has no symptoms. However after reading some things. He has bad pain in his lower hip and has for awhile, but we always contibuted it to pulled muscle's. After his exam he stated to me, I do not know what that Dr. did to me , but my back is killing me and my private area, I found this to be odd. He goes this Friday for his biopsy's. He is in constant pain since with his back, again hopefully just pulled muscle's. hopefully, this is just stones and nothing more. But I am the type to take the bull by it horns and be prepared. I hope for the best but want to be prepared and ready to do whatever possible to get him the best. He is young and I want him around many more years...

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Old 06-27-2012, 01:51 PM   #2
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Re: Hopefully Nothing

Usually the PSA spikes very high when there are metastases. There is a rare type of PC that never shows high PSA, but it is rare, so hopefully it's not that. More likely that the pain and hardness are due to prostatitis. Sometimes that will go away after a few weeks of Cipro; sometimes it takes more than a few weeks and more than Cipro. Adding an NSAID or Celebrex may help too. I hope it all turns out to be fixable with a few pills. Please let us know.

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Old 06-28-2012, 05:55 AM   #3
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Re: Hopefully Nothing

Hope you are right. The Dr. does not seem to think that is what it is. So just a wait and see. The urologist we have has been highly recommended. Thank you so much for replying.
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Old 06-29-2012, 05:03 AM   #4
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Re: Hopefully Nothing

Hi PBS and welcome to the Board!

I'll add to what Allen said.

Those nodules are a concern, and I am glad your husband is getting a biopsy to check out what is going on. I'm thinking the abnormal feeling could have been caused by prostatitis, though prostate cancer is a possibility too.

The pain you have described seems a lot more like the result of infection. I've just read of work at the Cleveland Clinic, a very well known institution, on prostatitis. It can be a complicated condition that varies greatly among patients.

Take care,

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Re: Hopefully Nothing

Thank You!

We still do not know anything, he went in for his biopsy in the office and they could not do it He has to go to Outpatient and be put to sleep to have it done. Dr. wanted to do it this pass Thursday, but my husband put it off til July 24... I not happy to say the least. I guess he does not see this is important to have done. And of course my husband thinks he is a doctor and thinks his back is just pulled muscles, which I sincerely hope so. So it is another month of waiting. I just hope he will be OK.
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