You can. Unfortunately, these things can last a bit longer if it doesn't respond to the antibiotics well. Sometimes changing the antibiotics will work better. Also, if this is an injury of some sort, you just have to weather the healing.
But ease your mind. It is VERY uncommon for prostate cancer at your age. Certainly not impossible, but unlikely. Other illnesses are more prevelant for those in your age group up to and including prostititis, bladder injfection, testicular disease. Here's a couple questions for your doctor:
1> What is the plan of action if this does not clear up soon?
2> What timelines can we set up to expect to see improvement ?
3> Since this is causing me concern, are there any proactive steps we can take to illiminate other diseases?
4> How often have you seen a person my age for this type of problem?
The last question is perhaps for your own consideration. Be careful not to offend the doctor. If the doctor has not seen many your age, perhaps you might consider a second opinion from someone who has more experience with your age group.
Write down your thoughts. When you go back to the doctor, and you have your thoughts organized you will get more out of your visit with him. This is an experience I did not learn until I had found my cancer. I'm glad to extend that experience to you. You are a smart guy for asking around and taking this under your control. One thing I Hope from the bottom of my heart. It's that you never join this forum as a confirmed member of our brotherhood. But you are a welcome member while you search for your healing. We're going to see more younger internet savvy guys in the future looking to the internet for remedy. Remember to take advise like this lightly. Your doctors are still your best resources.
Age 45 (44 when Dx)
Pre-op PSA was 19.8
Surgery on Feb 16, 2007 @ The City of Hope
Post-Op Pathology: Gleason 4+3=7, positive margins, Stage pT3b (Stage III)
HT began in May, '07 with Lupron and Casodex 50mg
IMRT radiation for 38 Treatments ending August 3, '07
Current PSA (May 9 '08): <0.1
I will continue HT until May '09.
Years in Remission (3/23/07): 1
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