Hi Dale: No symptoms for me either -- at least they weren't significant according to my urologist. One thing I remember was having a funny feeling once-in-a-while after a B.M., where I'd stand up and it felt like ejaculate was coming out. This happened on rare occasions over the previous 10 years or so. "Normal," said my Uro. Then, one night about two years prior to my Dx, I'd consumed a bit too much vino and woke up on my couch (a leather couch, thank God) with wet pants. This had never happened before and I had fallen asleep bombed many times before in my adult years with no bedwetting, leakage issues whatsoever. I should have run to my doctor’s office that following day.
So, aside from what's mentioned above, I was asymptomatic prior to my first PSA test and diagnosis. Great flow, no ED issues etc.Good luck with your research. I think they should start doing these PSA tests on guys in their 30s! They encourage all kinds of diagnostics for people but seem to postpone the PSA till 50 and older. It's ridiculous.
D.O.B - 8/9/52
PSA: First ever was 9.8 in late Oct. ‘06, two weeks later, 10.1
Biopsy results 11/22/06. Both lobes involved. Six out of eight cores positive - from 100 percent to 90, to 60, to 50, two 20s and two zeros.
Gleason 3+3 = 6
Da Vinci Robotic RP surgery, City of Hope, Jan 12, 2007
Post surgery pathology – Organ confined, Gleason still 6, margins clear. Volume of tumor much less than biopsy suggested. 12 percent overall.
First post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 2/20/07
Second post-surgery PSA -- Undetectable, 9/11/07
Third post-surgery PSA -- Undetactable, 2/15/08
Surgery for bilateral inguinal hernia repair, 4/4/08