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Old 09-27-2012, 09:35 AM   #1
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Nervous in Atlanta - PSA 31.8

Just received PSA results of 31.8. Prostate does not appear/feel enlarged or lumpy per general physician exam. Scheduled with Urologist (Georgia Urology) on Oct. 2. 2010 PSA test was .09. Did not have a 2011 test or physical.

No symptoms except frequency.

Reading that many are not using the PSA test and told to avoid biopsy until further testing or MRI.

I am getting ready to turn 50 & have a 6 & 5 year old.

Scared for my little ones.

Any advice or questions for doctor would be helpful.

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Old 09-27-2012, 10:28 AM   #2
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Re: Nervous in Atlanta - PSA 31.8

I've found that GPs are not very good at giving DREs. Some of them are as uncomfortable doing it as we are receiving it and don't take the time to feel around properly. I had a GP and a proctologist tell me they felt nothing and two urologists told me they felt a lump (The urologists were right.)

Your rapidly rising PSA may be prostatitis, it may be the result of urinary tract obstruction, or it may be prostate cancer (BPH typically doesn't make PSA rise that high that quickly). Your urologist might give you 3 weeks of Cipro to see if your PSA drops, indicating prostatitis. He might also check for urinary retention. If he rules out those causes, he might want to schedule a biopsy.

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Old 09-27-2012, 11:48 AM   #3
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Re: Nervous in Atlanta - PSA 31.8

Thanks! My GP put me on the Cipro a week ago. I will hope for the best case scenario until then.

 
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