Possible prostate cancer? Need advice.

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   Posted 3/7/2009 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   

First let me introduce myself. Im a 25 yr old male and i have been chronically ill for over 4 yrs with Lyme disease. In the past 6 months ive started experiencing symptoms which have me a bit concerned. about six months ago I started getting this feeling of uregncy to urinate frequently which lasted a few days and then subsided. It was just this urge not so much in my bladder but in my penis/urethra. At that time i started noticing i had some really foamy urine. I went to my doctors and had a urinalysis done which showed nothing except a tiny bit of blood in my urine. He ordered an utrasound of my bladder and kidneys which came back fine as well.

The urgency to urinate stopped but i was still left with this foamy urine and didnt think much about it. Over the past couple months or so ive noticed some other symptoms which have been bothering me. First, I was having some pain in my penis during ejaculation. It wasnt every time and i havent noticed it in about a month. However now i have this dull pain in my lower back and in between my scrotum and anus. Sometimes it feels like i need to make a BM. The dull pain has been pretty constant for the past few weeks.

So my question is...does this sound like i need to be concered with Prostate cancer? I have an appt with a uroligist on monday. Ive noticed that some of these symptoms can be attributed to prostatitis as well as prostate cancer. Im not sure if it is something i should be concerned about?

Thank u for any responses or advice.

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   Posted 3/7/2009 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi jicusamano.

I am not a physician, but have had issues with prostatitis myself with some of the same symptoms. I think that you are doing the right thing by going to see a urologist. I would suggest that at your age prostate cancer is very unlikely and prostatitis is much more likely.

Good luck
Age now 56.
History of chronic prostatitis.
Can't find earlier PSAs think they were in the 2-3 range
3/14/05 PSA 3.2
4/24/07 PSA 3.56
9/25/08 PSA 6.9 -note, taken after a DRE. Started concern about PCa.
12/12/08 wait until prostatitiis symptoms minimun, no DRE,
no sex, PSA 3.58
At this time, continue monitoring PSA- no biopsy (if correct PSA velocity is close to zero). Continue to have some prostatitis symptoms. Saw second Uro who did not recommend biopsy.

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   Posted 3/7/2009 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi, I'm no doc but it sounds like prostatitis to me.  At your age prostate cancer is very unlikely.

But, obviously going to the urologist is the right decision!


Age 62
Gleason 4 +3 = 7
PSA 4.2
2 of 16 cores cancerous
Brachytherapy December 9, 2008.  73 Iodine-125 seeds.  Procedure went great, catheter out before I went home, only minor discomfort.  Regular activities resumed, everything continues to function normally as of 1/31/09.

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   Posted 3/7/2009 6:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your responses and opinions. Im just not sure how prostatitis would spring up out of nowhere since im on antibiotics a lot. I dont know if there is other causes other than bacteria that could cause prostatitis i.e. fungus, autoimmune issues etc.

Thank you again.

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   Posted 3/7/2009 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Read about urological conditions, including prostatitis at:


Gives you a heads up....pun is optional humor if you like such.

It is usually not found to find PCa in patients at this young of an age, hope that makes you feel better. A uro-doc should be able to analyze your situation.


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