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Old 11-08-2012, 08:36 PM   #4
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Re: Rising PSA, need guidance on next move

Not sure about my dads Gleason Score, it was never relayed to me. He was in his late 60's when he was diagnosed.
Like i said, i know its a low threshold for biopsy, which is why i am considering waiting. But its the fact that i have had 4 rising numbers in a row, that is concerning to the Doc. On the other hand, i always feel, with any Doc, that i never know when they really think a test is needed or when they are either covering their butt, or looking to create revenue (hate to say that, but)

I do have another question - do any of the urologists give sedation or general anesthesia for the procedure? I know they use a local, but I've heard its not all that effective.