Jim, 53, BPH since 1996
Kidney cyst since 2002
Sclerotic lesions found on hip, Nov '06
Bone Scan Dec '06 Waiting final, First impression Negative
Prostate Biopsy 18Sept '06, 10 sample all negative, Prostate size 36.3 ml
0.7 Sept 01
0.8 Sept 02
1.2 Nov 03
1.3 Nov 04
1.2 Oct 05
3.61 Jul 06
3.2 Aug 06
2.6 Sept 06 19%
Family history of PCa, father and two uncles
Post Edited (Jim-N1BRP) : 12/13/2006 3:57:49 PM (GMT-7)
Thanks Linda, I can’t understand why a no show on the bone scans, myself. I’m going to talk this out with my Urologist today. The reason for the bone scan was my neurologist wanted to make sure I don’t have cancer that didn’t show on the prostate biopsy. BTW, I have the X-ray’s on CD and can see the lesions myself, all my Google’s showed that a lesion would show on a scan first not X-ray. I’m thinking could I have drunk too much water and flushed the dry out too soon or did someone look at the wrong scan. I’m going to push for the CT scan, I’m over due one on my kidney anyways. I should say when the pain came on last month it was so bad that it push me back down into my seat three times before I could stand up. This was worse then the pain from when I had my Laminectory.
Jim, 53, 5 level Cervical Laminectory-2003, sclerotic lesions in hip found Nov 2006, GERD, 30% Carotid artery blockage, Kidney Cyst, Asthma, Eye problems, Prostate BPH, Tripling of PSA.
Meds, Tramadol HCl, Flexeril, Omeprazole, Nitrostat, Plavix, Albuterol, Saw Palmetto, Multi Vitamin Mens
Sorry Jim. I haven't replied to your post because I don't know anything about sclerotic lesions? I commonly have hip pain, but have never had an MRI done. Your doctor would be the best source of information, most likely, in your case--although there may be others on this forum that have experiences similar to your own.
Thanks Erin, Elcamino & mom
I just got home from seeing my Urologist. He was late showing up, was stuck in surgery, my 3:30 PM appointment turn into a 5 PM. This worked out fine for me since we had time to talk and I was able to ask just what a sclerotic lesion in the right ilium is.
OK are we all ready for the answer?
It’s an Arthritis bone growth – Mine is most likely secondary to Paget’s bone disease which also explains the PSA spike. As PSA change can be a symptom of Paget’s bone disease.
I was told that ortho might be in my future,
I received the final bone scan report in today’s mail.
1. Abnormal bone scan
2. Abnormality- There is a small area of increase activity noted in the skull or brain.
3. No abnormalities detected in the right ilium.
I have a vascular loop on the brain, first thought to be a brain aneurysm, this might be the activity noted. As for nothing detected in the hip, pelvis, if a sclerotic lesion is 1 cm or less only 4% will be detected on a bone scan. Sorry I forgot to bookmark the report/link.
Post Edited (Jim-N1BRP) : 12/14/2006 6:46:21 PM (GMT-7)
Aye, Go for it.
Which one were you going to say “Just like a man, always thinking about sex”
I think may be a “C” word is in order
~~~~~~~~~~ MARRY CHRISTMAS ~~~~~~~~~~~~
Northeast US, I have some Canadian friends. Aye, spill the beans, post as you may on my brain activity. I forgot to answer your question about what I take for pain. I take 50mg Tramadol PRN up to 4 a day as need; I mostly take two at bed time. If thing get very bad I have a TENS unit to use. The only thing is either me or my wife are always going to the doctors and can’t take the pills or use the TENS while I’m driving; well I guess I could and be just another Boston driver. HEHE. I also have Flexeril for spasm but it does nothing but puts me to sleep.