Gary, Hello and welcome to HW Prostate Cancer. Glad you found us, and it sounds like you are already in the hands of a good urologist, which is important at this stage.
BTW, the rectal bleeding is not uncommon at this point. Bleeding there, as well as in your urine at first, and in your ejaculate, pretty typical. How long and how much, varies from guy to guy, and also how extensive your biopsy was, I think you said you had a 12 core.
No seeing any areas of "interest" is not conclusive by itself. With a minute speck of PCa, it may not be enough to show up as my dr. called it, "a suspicious shadow". When you get the results of the pathology of this biopsy, please come back and tell us what is going on.
At 30cc, your prostate is a little on the small size, but hey ,who's comparing.
I hope you come up clean, but if you have cancer, this is great place to belong to. A lot of knowledge, a lot of compassion and caring, and the brothers and sisters here, support each other very well.
David in SC
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence: 1 Month ED: Non issue at any point post surgery, no problem post SRT
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped 9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - 11/27 IMRT SRT 39 sess/72 gys ,cath #8 33 days, Cath #9 35 days, 12/7 - Cath #10 43 days, 1/19 - Corr Surgery #4, Caths #11 and #12 same time, 2/8-Cath #11 out - 21 days, 3/2- Cath #12 out - 41 days, 3/2- Corr Surgery #5, Caths #13 & #14 same time, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days