POST-OP PSA Test

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SHU93
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 328
   Posted 9/2/2008 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Going for my first post-op PSA test at end of week, do I need to refrain from anything? Sex, Certain foods, beer, wine that would cause problems with the results?
 
I know for pre-op they told me to not have sex 48 hours before.
 
Thanks! LIVESTRONG!
Age 37
 
Diagnosed 7/2008
Da Vinci Surgery 7/2008
First PSA : 4.17 5/2008
Second PSA After 2 weeks of antibiotics : 3.9 6/2008
DRE: Negative 5/2008
Bone Scan/CAT Scan: Clear 7/2008
Cystoscope: Normal 7/2008
Prostate MRI: Normal 7/2008
Biopsy : 6 out 12 Postive all on right side, Gleason 7 (3+4).
PostOp: T2c (On Both sides), margins clear, seminal clear, nodes, clear. Gleason 6(3+3).
First PostOp PSA: 9/2008


Steve n Dallas
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 4813
   Posted 9/2/2008 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I'll be doing my first one too in a couple of weeks. I wasn't given any sort of instructions/special things to do/not do.
Age 53   - 5'11'   205lbs
Overall Heath Condition - Good
PSA - July 07 & Jan 08 -> 1.3
Gleason - 6
(biopsy done March 4, 2008-> 2 of 12)
 
06/25/08 - Da Vinci robotic laparoscopy


Frank1205
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 308
   Posted 9/2/2008 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   

I am certainly no Doc but I believe there is nothing you shouldnt do.  When you have your prostate still some say certain activities can give a false positive and such.  Before my removal my doc said the same as yours but now with it gone he give no such advice.

Good Luck to you Steve and Shu93.  I hope this is the first of many zeros to you both.

Frank

 

 


Diagnosed 01-08-08 @ 53 years old 
DRE normal , 2004 Biospy negative - 2008 Biopsy positive (01-08-08)
10 cores, 1 positive and at 1% of that one core
PSA @ surgery 6 
Bone and Ct scans negative
clinicaly Staged at T1C - Gleason 3+3 = 6
Robotic Da Vinci performed March 27th, 2008
University of Chicago,Hospital stay 30 hours - Catheter out in 7 days  normaly expected leakage Erectile function better with Viagra
Post Pathology T2C, Gleason 7, 10 % of both portions of prostate, Seminal vessels clear, fat tissue clear,Tumor on top of prostate. 1 positve margin measureing less than .5 ml at urethra and bladder..
Six week PSA < 0.1 , 4 month PSA <.05 Gen II test.  Urologist recomends to hold off on Radiation and watch PSA closely. Oncologist and Radiation Oncologist seem to lean to doing pre-emptive radiation.Uroligist says 50/50 chance of PSA re-occurence.  
I have decided to hold off and see for 3 months.
Next PSA October...
 
 
 
 


Swimom
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 1732
   Posted 9/2/2008 2:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Nothing to do but show up....
 

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