wizdel, I have many of the same symptoms and would be interested if you figure out your diagnosis. In the past I have had prostatitis symptoms and now have some rear-end pain and back pain. I also had a spike in PSA which sent me to a urologist to ask about
PCa (normal DRE). However my next PSA test returned to baseline (for me about
3.5) showing almost zero PSA velocity and 2 uros did not want to do a biopsy -but I'm keeping an eye on my PSA.
I highly recommend what the other posters are telling you -get to a urologist and get examined and have a PSA test and DRE (simple and painless) and discuss prostatitis as well as PCa. Then please followup with us. (I'm not an MD).
PS. I once started a thread here asking people to post their PCa symptoms. I would say the majority (not all) had very view symptoms with the most common as urinary rather than pain symptoms
Best of 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
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.
Post Edited (rocket1952) : 3/14/2009 4:13:13 PM (GMT-6)