Hi Seek and i am glad you came to the right place,
I have been monitored for about
1 1/2 years before diagnosed with PCA.
My Psa was elevated from 2.1 to 5.2 then to 8.4 i that period , i had 4 Biopsies done in less than 2 years ,and in between tried antibiotics , and i wish i knew about
this forum before hand and maybe even try to help matters with the right diet and exercise, however i was monitored carefully and my first 2 biopsies came negative but the one before last biopsy came back a bit suspicious my Uro suggested to do another one in order to make sure he got an absolute good reading , and thankfully i caught it early on while it was confined to the prostate.
Biopsy is the next step of diagnosis , and not a big deal really..it is a walk in the park compare to everything else and a safety measure to make sure you are clean...as one said before Better safe than sorry ... i would do the biopsy regardless just to be on the safe side and keep monitoring your PSA.
even if it is negative (as mine was ) keep monitoring, eat healthy, and maybe try antibiotics prescribed by your Uro.
Good Luck !!!
keep us posted
April 2007 PSA 8.4 for last 6 months biopsy shows PC 3+3=6
June 13 2007 Went for
open RP with Dr. Christopher Johnson at St. Francis Hospital NY. with nerve sparing of both sides.
4 days later home for Fathers Day, and Catheter.
Removal of catheter 10 days later , incontinence next to nothing, no pads used from the get go.
1 month PSA next to not detected
ED is a longer battle:1 month out start using occasionally Cialis and 50MG Viagra to promote blood flow with no response for 6 months.
3 months and 6 months PSA not detected
ED 6 months mark starting with VED therapy and being more aggressive with meds , in addition taking Folgard supplement daily.
April 2008 10 month out and start seeing some serious improvements with ED while using Meds and VED , can achieve erections, Mid nights erections almost on a regular basis , and uncontrolled 90 % erections spontaneously.
1 year visit on June 13 2008 woohoooo!!!
UPDATE: 5/12/2008 ED:
With Viagra Usable erection for intercourse after about
11 months out !!!woooohooooo