Dang I hope this Wife-Going-To-The-Uro trend is not catching on. I, for one, don't want her tagging along for every little thing (especially DREs!!) -- at least not until the Biopsy comes back positive. But that is just Big-Manly-Me. Each couple should talk that over -- don't just assume one way or the other.
An38, the DREs would have been helpful since that would have told the PCP the approximate size of the prostate and from that the Doc could estimate how much PSA is 'normal'. For instance my prostate was well over 100 cc which translated into around PSA 4 or so. Thus my PCP did not start to worry about
anything until it went above that (and actually was my more cautious newer PCP who sent me off to the Uro -- lucky for me --sort of).
the Free PSA numbers as everyone has said -- mine flunked at 15% i think it was.
Age 59, 57 at DX, PSA Aug2008 7 4 ... June2007 4.7 (BPH + LUTS)
11/2008 Biopsy: 1 of 12 cores 5%, Gleason 3+3 - Sona showed size 140+ cc (110 grams post op).
open RRP surgery , Nerve sparing both sides, 1 day in hospital, Day 4 first BM,
Pathology Report: All margins clear - No Invasive spread - no change in Gleason score.
02/18/09 Cath out, passed a 1cm oblong STONE within hours.
03/06/09 Started Levitra@20mg / Viagra@100mg / (04/01) Cialis@20mg -- (no effect yet 02/2010).
04/01/09, 07/07/09, 10/01/09, 01/15/10 PSA <0.1
08/09-09/09 MUSE@1000mcg (alpro ache) @500mcg -- less ache.
10/09-11/09 TrimixGel@(500/300/100mcg): 60, 70,80%,
02/10 TrimixGel@1000/300/100mcg - 80-90% - (with cialis) - just @ usefulness.
Post Edited (JimStars) : 3/7/2010 9:49:14 AM (GMT-7)