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   Posted 12/9/2009 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
56, PSA of 5.02. DRE last week and Dr. declared no enlargement and felt "perfect". Still.. going for biopsy the 14th which I look forward to like having a triple root canal.. Anyways, ( and my wife swears this is what is going on with me).. I went from getting up once a night a month ago to now every hour or two at night....also feeling lousy. 2 weeks ago I finished 3 weeks of antibiotics for lyme disease. and I did have alot of textbook symptoms like muscle aches, brain fog etc.. Anyone ? The wife says Lyme causes all this inflamation..

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   Posted 12/9/2009 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I did a Medline search and found nothing with both Lyme disease and PSA, so if there is a connection it seems not to be in the medical literature. Three weeks of antibiotics should also have taken care of any prostate infection. So, given a high PSA and no apparent reason it sounds like a biopsy is a reasonable diagnostic option. Not a medical opinion, but this is a place that leans more towards safe than sorry.

On the sorry side, we are sorry that you have to be here at all.
Age at diagnosis 66, PSA 5.5
Biopsy 12/08 12 cores, 8 positive
Gleason 3+4=7
CAT scan, Bone scan 1/09 both negative.

Robotic surgery 03/03/09 Catheter Out 03/08/09
Pathology: Lymph nodes & Seminal vesicles negative
Margins positive, Capsular penetration extensive Gleason 4+3=7
6 weeks: 1 pad/day, 1 pad/night -- mostly dry at night.
10 weeks: no pad at night -- slight leakage day/1 pad.
3 mo. PSA 0.0 - now light pads
6 mo. PSA 0.00 -- 1 light pad/day

Worried Guy
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   Posted 12/9/2009 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Chip off the old block,
Are you being checked by a Uro? I don't mean to scare you but my GP thought mine felt fine too. It was the Uro who identified the blob.
I had no symptoms from PCa . Everything worked fine. Let's hope it is the Lyme disease that did it to you. Darn deer.
DX Age 56. First routine PSA test on April 8th: 17.8.
May PSA: 22.6, 3 weeks later: PSA: 23.2.
Biopsy 6/10/09: 7/12 scores positive, Gleason 6=3+3. Bone scan and C/T scan negative.
RP DaVinci -7/21/2009 @ Univ of Roch Medical Center
Left nerve gone, right partial spared.
Catheter removed - 7/31/2009 Pathology report received:
Gleason 3+4=7 Tumor size: 2.5 x 1.8 cm location: both lobes and apex. No Malignancy in Seminal Vesicle, vasa deferentia, lymph nodes 0/13
Extraprostatic extension present; Perineural invasion: present, extensive
Prostate mass 56 grams. Pathologic Stage: pT3aN0MX
Post Surgery Status:
Potency - 10/31 3 months, Still no activity, nada, zip
Incontinence - 8/20 4 full pads per day
. 9/7 3-4 full pads per day (I'm going to try cutting down on fluids. Bad idea. I know.)
9/27 2 months: Still 3 pads per day.
11/14 4 month: Still 3 pads per day. 420ml/day, 91 um leak. At this rate I'll be fine in 2012.
Post Surgery PSA - 9/3 6 weeks- 0.05, 10/13 3 months- 0.04 undetectable.

fathers son
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   Posted 12/9/2009 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks men,
I did see a very reputable urologist and he advised me to go through biospsy.. What befuddles me is how quickly i went from getting up once a night to use the toilet a month ago to getting up every hour or so now.. It just seems not to make sense?

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   Posted 12/9/2009 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Good evening and thanks for sharing your experience thus far. I to use to get up several times per night however once I started taking an over the counter sleep med I did not get up as much. I was waking up going to the restroom but I did not need to as bad as I felt like I did. Anyway I pray you do not have cancer and that there is a simple solution to the problem. I do agree however that a biopsy is in order.
Let us know how you do

peace and love
My PSA at diagnosis was 16.3
age 47 (current)

My gleason score from prostate was 4+5=9 and from the lymph nodes (3 positive) was 4+4=8
I had 44 IMRT's
Currently on Lupron
I go to The Cancer Treatment Center of America
Married with two kids
latest PSA 5-27-08 0.11

PSA July 24th, 2008 is 0.04
PSA Dec 16th, 2008 is .016
PSA Mar 30th, 2009 is .02
PSA July 28th 2009 is .01
PSA OCt 15th 2009 is .11

Testosterone keeps rising, the current number is 156, up from 57 in May

T level dropped to 37 Mar 30th, 2009
cancer in 4 of 6 cores

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   Posted 12/9/2009 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Who knows there are other urological conditions ('Check it Out') like the John Mellencamp (song):

fathers son
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   Posted 12/9/2009 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks again.. I do take saw palmetto..have been for years. Thanks Zuf.. I will check out the links.
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