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midi
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   Posted 5/4/2010 2:19 AM (GMT -6)   
 OK had an earlier thread started a while ago - hope it's OK to start a new one. Had my Cysto on April 19th, thought things might get a little better but I have been self-cathing two weeks now and it seems to be getting worse. Urologist said prostate was really enlarged - how big can those darn little things get?
 
 Also having a LOT of contispation/pressure issues pushing up against the prostate where I also feel like I like to have a bowel movement but nothing comes out. Sometimes a Fleet enema helps but not always. I feel like I'm spending half my life in the bathroom.
 
 Daily life has became a hassle and a chore & I really don't want to go on anymore with this much discomfort. It hurts to walk, it hurts to sit, I can't work, I can't ride, life has really been dropped down to a new low level for me.
 
 I am really not happy with the present treatment from my current Uro so have made an appt this Wed @ 2pm  with another Urologist with the University of Arizona Dept of Urology. I need to get a second opinion and I need to find out if something can be done sooner to get me out of this misery.
 
 Is it a good idea to see another Doc now? I need to just tell him that I need something done NOW, not in 2 weeks or 2 months or whatever. It has been 6 weeks since I have had the worst urine retention ever & I spent one weekend last month on a Foley cath that I hated but should I go back to that if the self-cath does not completely empty me? I am getting anywhere from 200-350cc when I do it about every 3-4 hours.
 
 I thought I was getting better last week but that seems to be temporary. I was going on my own a little but and still am some but not much more than 50-100cc and I am dealing with the awful bowel movement cramping/constipation thing almost constantly.
 
 What should I do to get through this now? I wish I could just go in and the get a Trup/Greenlight/PVP or whatever I need NOW and just get it over with!
 
  A co-worker suggested I go to E/R but someone else said they probably would not be able to do much as they mainly deal with trauma issues. So I can proably wait till Wednesday but I need to have something done quickly beofre I completely break down - any help apreciated!
 
 


White Male 55
 
 January PSA 17.4
March PSA 36.8
 
Cipro: three weeks
Macrobid: one week
Levaquin: 10 days
 
Cystoscopy: April 19th 2010
 
Self-cath still 4-6 times a day
 
PCa Biopsy scheduled May 17th 2010


Gleason7
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   Posted 5/4/2010 5:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Interesting post for sure. I was aware and had been advised I had an enlarged prostate for many years and based on it's size my PSA could have gone to 9.0 and still have been normal. Never did I have an issue with evacuation due to the size of my prostate which when removed due to cancer was sized at 106 grams or the size of a lime (three times normal).

74 years old - 2 of 12 cores (biopsy) cancerous @ 30% and 70% - Gleason 3+4=7. Henry Ford DiVinci 2/10/2010 - Cancer contained and margins clear. Five week PSA undetectable - today zero pads.

Sephie
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   Posted 5/4/2010 6:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Midi, I think seeing another doctor is a good idea. You can't pee (on your own) and you're having trouble pooping due to the pressure on the bowel. And you are in pain. Keep your appointment tomorrow - and good luck! Hope you get some answers and some relief.
Husband diagnosed in 2/2008 at age 57 with stage T1c. Robotic surgery performed 3/2008. Stage upgraded to T3a (solitary focus of extraprostatic extension). Perineural tumor infiltration present. Apex margin, bladder neck and SVs negative. Final Gleason 3+4. PSA: 0.0 til July 2009. August 2009 - 0.1, September 0.3, October back to 0.0, December 0.0, March 2010 0.0. Next PSA in 6 months. Thank you God!


Worried Guy
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   Posted 5/4/2010 7:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Midi,
Call your Uro today and let them know the state you are in. You want the secretary and PA to really "feel your pain" and pass the message on to the Uro. You want to avoid a meet and greet type appointment. You are in pain and need help.

Jeff
(If you get really desperate, I have a 0.165" lighted borescope and flex head dremel tool in my basement. No anesthetic though. )

Purgatory
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   Posted 5/4/2010 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
You are beyond needing to self-cath, you should be with a good size diameter foley cath until these other issues are resolved. I feel for you, this is one of those times that being on a cath is a blessing, not a curse, as you work through all these other problems. Self-caths seem to be an "easy out" answer to some doctors, that really don't want to spend the time/energy to really help. Hopefully another uro will take a different approach. Make sure you express the extent fully of any pain, suffering, and even fear that your situation is causing you to the new doctor. The squeaky wheel does get the oil.

Good luck and keep us posted.

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, 4/8 .04, next one:  July
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, 3/6 Cath #13 out - 4 days, Cath #14- 27 days, Cath #15 - 26 days, Cath #16 - 4/23 put in


James C.
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   Posted 5/4/2010 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
By all means, go to the other Uro. If you are not healing and are progessively getting worse, then a seocnd opinion is definetly in order. Hope things are relieved shortly for you.
James C. Age 63
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6cX61oNsRQ&feature=channel
4/07: PSA 7.6, Recheck after 4 weeks Cipro-6.7
7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% invloved, left lobe, GS3+3=6
9/07: Nerve Sparing open RRP, 110gms, Path Report- Stg. pT2c, 10 gms., margins clear
32 Months: PSA's .04 each test since surgery, ED continues: Bimix- .3ml PRN, Trimix- .15ml PRN


compiler
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   Posted 5/4/2010 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   

Midi:

This brings back memories of the worst of my BPH before my PC diagnosis. Pure misery. Somehow, I avoided a catheter, but it got SOOOOO close (I had my jacket on about to leave for the ER).

I am so sorry to read of your continuing issues. It may well be that constipation is worsening your prostate issues (rather than the other way around). Have you tried something like miralax? It takes a few days to work. Also, stool softeners might be helpful. If the C gets real bad, I guess you could resort to a bowel prep ala that used for a colonoscopy, but maybe you should consult with a doctor before that.

 

Can I assume you are NOT taking caffeine or an antihistamine. That stuff definitely worsens BPH.

Is there any way to move up the biopsy date? I really would not advise doing a laserscope until the PC issue has been sorted out.

 

Mel

 


63 years old . PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (Free PSA 24%),  after 45 days on cipro! DREs have always been normal. PCA-3 was about 75 (way above the 35 threshold). That led to:

Biopsy on 11/30/09. 5 out of 12 cores positive. Gleason 4+3. 2 cores were 3+3 (one 5% and the other 30%) on one side. On  other side:2 cores are 4+3 (5%)--1 core 3+4 (30%) no peri-neural invasion. prostate is 45 grams. Stage: T1C.  

Surgery with Dr. Menon at Ford Hospital, 1/26/10. He says all looked good. Spared nerves. Unfortunately: Pathology Report: G 4+3 (65%-35%). Cancer in 15% of gland. Lymph Nodes: Clear.  Perineural Invasion: yes. Seminal Vessical Involvement: No.  Extraprostatic Extension: yes.  Positive Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. Final Weight is 52.7 gms.  (Second opinion from Jon Epstein at Hopkins confirmed these results)

 Incontinence: joined that club-- definite leaks—1 pad/day. Night is dry, was  using 1 pad at night for security, but pretty much dispensed with that most nights. Update: no pads at night. No pads while at home, but still very uncomfortable. Use 1 pad for out-of-house activities. Suddenly got MUCH better on 3/10/10, almost overnight. Still some urgency but no pads about 90% of the time.  As of 3/12/10--completely continent! Uh...OH. As of about 3/16/10 problems with constant urgency although no pads needed--feels like an infection but none showing in urine.

First post-op PSA on 3/10/10--DRUM ROLL: 0.01 Next PSA in mid-June.


midi
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   Posted 5/4/2010 4:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys - I do one weak cup of Coffee whan I wake up but that's it for the day.
 
Also have cut back on the Vitamin supplements for now as they don't seem to be helping - was actually able to pee some last nite on my own  - do you think Flomax might help at all?

Also, some Websites are advising against getting the Biopsy, are there any dangers from it?
 
Also I heard prostate massage can either help or hurt - what do you think?


White Male 55
 
January PSA: 17.4
March PSA: 36.8
 
Cipro: three weeks
Macrobid: one week
Levaquin: 10 days
 
Cystoscopy: April 19th 2010
 
Self-cath still 4-6 times a day
 
PCa Biopsy scheduled May 17th 2010

Post Edited (midi) : 5/4/2010 4:26:38 PM (GMT-6)


compiler
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   Posted 5/4/2010 6:44 PM (GMT -6)   
A prostate massage can be helpful. It did help me.
 
I took flomax for almost 10 years, I think. It HELPED BIG TIME. It just made a huge difference and works pretty fast, so call your doctor and maybe they can prescribe it.
 
I can't remember your PSA. If it is up at all, you should get a biopsy.
 
Mel

63 years old . PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (Free PSA 24%),  after 45 days on cipro! DREs have always been normal. PCA-3 was about 75 (way above the 35 threshold). That led to:

Biopsy on 11/30/09. 5 out of 12 cores positive. Gleason 4+3. 2 cores were 3+3 (one 5% and the other 30%) on one side. On  other side:2 cores are 4+3 (5%)--1 core 3+4 (30%) no peri-neural invasion. prostate is 45 grams. Stage: T1C.  

Surgery with Dr. Menon at Ford Hospital, 1/26/10. He says all looked good. Spared nerves. Unfortunately: Pathology Report: G 4+3 (65%-35%). Cancer in 15% of gland. Lymph Nodes: Clear.  Perineural Invasion: yes. Seminal Vessical Involvement: No.  Extraprostatic Extension: yes.  Positive Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. Final Weight is 52.7 gms.  (Second opinion from Jon Epstein at Hopkins confirmed these results)

 Incontinence: joined that club-- definite leaks—1 pad/day. Night is dry, was  using 1 pad at night for security, but pretty much dispensed with that most nights. Update: no pads at night. No pads while at home, but still very uncomfortable. Use 1 pad for out-of-house activities. Suddenly got MUCH better on 3/10/10, almost overnight. Still some urgency but no pads about 90% of the time.  As of 3/12/10--completely continent! Uh...OH. As of about 3/16/10 problems with constant urgency although no pads needed--feels like an infection but none showing in urine.

First post-op PSA on 3/10/10--DRUM ROLL: 0.01 Next PSA in mid-June.


Worried Guy
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   Posted 5/4/2010 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Umm Mel,
Did you look at his signature? PSA in Jan was 17 and then in March -36!
I'd be camped out on the Uro's front lawn.

Midi, Good or bad you really need to know.
Jeff

midi
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   Posted 5/4/2010 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
OK - thanks Jeff, your right, I hate not knowing.

Complier - I might try the Flomax, did you have any side effects?
White Male 55
 
January PSA: 17.4
March PSA: 36.8
 
Cipro: three weeks
Macrobid: one week
Levaquin: 10 days
 
Cystoscopy: April 19th 2010
 
Self-cath still 4-6 times a day
 
PCa Biopsy scheduled May 17th 2010


male_sling_problems
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   Posted 5/4/2010 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello midi,

You might ask your doctor about trying Polyethylene Glycol. It is a stool softener and mild laxative. It keeps the stool soft and makes elimination MUCH easier. It is available by prescription and over the counter at stores like Wal-Mart.

It looks like white sugar. It is stirred into a cup of coffee or juice and is practically tasteless. It was a big help for me following sling surgery.

Best regards,

John

midi
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   Posted 5/4/2010 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
OK thanks - I'll check into cause the enema thing not working too well - also going to try some Metamucil pills.

What is sling surgery?
White Male 55
 
January PSA: 17.4
March PSA: 36.8
 
Cipro: three weeks
Macrobid: one week
Levaquin: 10 days
 
Cystoscopy: April 19th 2010
 
Self-cath still 4-6 times a day
 
PCa Biopsy scheduled May 17th 2010


compiler
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   Posted 5/4/2010 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
John-- I think the stuff you mentioned is mirilax -- that's not a stool softener, but it acts like one.
 
Midi -- I do see your PSA numbers. You need a biopsy. See if you can move that date up.
 
I had no side effects from flomax. But of course, everyone is different.
 
Mel

63 years old . PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (Free PSA 24%),  after 45 days on cipro! DREs have always been normal. PCA-3 was about 75 (way above the 35 threshold). That led to:

Biopsy on 11/30/09. 5 out of 12 cores positive. Gleason 4+3. 2 cores were 3+3 (one 5% and the other 30%) on one side. On  other side:2 cores are 4+3 (5%)--1 core 3+4 (30%) no peri-neural invasion. prostate is 45 grams. Stage: T1C.  

Surgery with Dr. Menon at Ford Hospital, 1/26/10. He says all looked good. Spared nerves. Unfortunately: Pathology Report: G 4+3 (65%-35%). Cancer in 15% of gland. Lymph Nodes: Clear.  Perineural Invasion: yes. Seminal Vessical Involvement: No.  Extraprostatic Extension: yes.  Positive Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. Final Weight is 52.7 gms.  (Second opinion from Jon Epstein at Hopkins confirmed these results)

 Incontinence: joined that club-- definite leaks—1 pad/day. Night is dry, was  using 1 pad at night for security, but pretty much dispensed with that most nights. Update: no pads at night. No pads while at home, but still very uncomfortable. Use 1 pad for out-of-house activities. Suddenly got MUCH better on 3/10/10, almost overnight. Still some urgency but no pads about 90% of the time.  As of 3/12/10--completely continent! Uh...OH. As of about 3/16/10 problems with constant urgency although no pads needed--feels like an infection but none showing in urine.

First post-op PSA on 3/10/10--DRUM ROLL: 0.01 Next PSA in mid-June.


midi
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   Posted 5/4/2010 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah they are high but Doc said not too worry as they can flucuate quite a bit with the enlargement.
 
But will see what Doc says on Wednesday - thanks guys!


White Male 55
 
January PSA: 17.4
March PSA: 36.8
 
Cipro: three weeks
Macrobid: one week
Levaquin: 10 days
 
Cystoscopy: April 19th 2010
 
Self-cath still 4-6 times a day
 
PCa Biopsy scheduled May 17th 2010

Post Edited (midi) : 5/4/2010 9:16:44 PM (GMT-6)


midi
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   Posted 5/4/2010 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
One other question - can sex help at this stage if maybe only ********** to drain the prostate some or would it only make things worse?
White Male 55
 
January PSA: 17.4
March PSA: 36.8
 
Cipro: three weeks
Macrobid: one week
Levaquin: 10 days
 
Cystoscopy: April 19th 2010
 
Self-cath still 4-6 times a day
 
PCa Biopsy scheduled May 17th 2010


Worried Guy
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   Posted 5/5/2010 5:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I have heard that sex before a PSA will rase the numbers but have not seen any published data.
Some start abstaining 48 hours before the test. I do. I try to be as consistent as possible to eliminate variables I can control. I have my blood drawn at the same lab, at the same time, and do not eat for 12 hours before.

Also a DRE will raise the PSA. You should never have the PSA drawn right after having the exam.
Jeff

compiler
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   Posted 5/5/2010 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   

I think he was talking about sex and bph.

I found no consistent link. Sometimes sex seemed to make the bph worse; other times better

 

Mel


63 years old . PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (Free PSA 24%),  after 45 days on cipro! DREs have always been normal. PCA-3 was about 75 (way above the 35 threshold). That led to:

Biopsy on 11/30/09. 5 out of 12 cores positive. Gleason 4+3. 2 cores were 3+3 (one 5% and the other 30%) on one side. On  other side:2 cores are 4+3 (5%)--1 core 3+4 (30%) no peri-neural invasion. prostate is 45 grams. Stage: T1C.  

Surgery with Dr. Menon at Ford Hospital, 1/26/10. He says all looked good. Spared nerves. Unfortunately: Pathology Report: G 4+3 (65%-35%). Cancer in 15% of gland. Lymph Nodes: Clear.  Perineural Invasion: yes. Seminal Vessical Involvement: No.  Extraprostatic Extension: yes.  Positive Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. Final Weight is 52.7 gms.  (Second opinion from Jon Epstein at Hopkins confirmed these results)

 Incontinence: joined that club-- definite leaks—1 pad/day. Night is dry, was  using 1 pad at night for security, but pretty much dispensed with that most nights. Update: no pads at night. No pads while at home, but still very uncomfortable. Use 1 pad for out-of-house activities. Suddenly got MUCH better on 3/10/10, almost overnight. Still some urgency but no pads about 90% of the time.  As of 3/12/10--completely continent! Uh...OH. As of about 3/16/10 problems with constant urgency although no pads needed--feels like an infection but none showing in urine.

First post-op PSA on 3/10/10--DRUM ROLL: 0.01 Next PSA in mid-June.


Gleason7
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   Posted 5/5/2010 1:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Midi...I "suffered" for many years having been told I hd BPH and true to the old guys jokes....took a while to "go" but at 106 grams or three times what's considered normal (walnut vs. my LIME) I never had a problem with constipation or having a real problem urinating. I wold still have my big fella today had cancer not shown up. Personally I would get a couple opinions as it sure reads like you have something other then a BPH problem!

74 years old / DiVinci 2/10/2010 / Gleason 3+4=7 / 2 of 12 cores @ 30% and 70% / Cancer contained / nerve bundles clear and spared.

midi
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   Posted 5/5/2010 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Something other than BPH ?

What do you think it could be...
White Male 55
 
January PSA: 17.4
March PSA: 36.8
 
Cipro: three weeks
Macrobid: one week
Levaquin: 10 days
 
Cystoscopy: April 19th 2010
 
Self-cath still 4-6 times a day
 
PCa Biopsy scheduled May 17th 2010


Gleason7
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   Posted 5/5/2010 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
While I may have missed some important info, have you had a COLONOSCOPY ? How about an ultrasound of the colon and prostate? But your last post indicated you have a biopsy scheduled which should uncover what's really going on.....Has your urologist "felt" anything when checking your prostate? Reads like your doctor / urologist has been concentrating on urinary tract infections that sure can cause PSA problems but it seems odd you've had to go to a catheter. As earlier...lime sized prostate never gave a problem I would have had to seek help for had the cancer not shown up. I had been doing six month PSA's for the past seven years and after (result of ) the third biopsy cancer was discovered.

Good luck with your appointment and hope they give you an answer for your problem so you can get on with the fix whatever it might be!!!

midi
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   Posted 5/5/2010 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
No Colonoscopy or Ulrasound yet - just got back from the new Urologist - he did a DRE and said the right side of prostate felt somewhat enlarged but no lumps or anything like that. He put me on Cipro for 3 weeks along with Flomax to see if that clears up the urinary rentention problem.

He is concerned about the high PSA levels and wants to check that in 3 weeks after I do the course of anti-biotics & before he does the Biopsy - said if it does not clear up then a Turp might be the answer.

I felt a lot better having seen him & he's going to be my new Uro now - the other one did not seem to care about me or any of my symptoms.
White Male 55
 
January PSA: 17.4
March PSA: 36.8
 
Cipro: three weeks
Macrobid: one week
Levaquin: 10 days
 
Cystoscopy: April 19th 2010
 
Self-cath still 4-6 times a day
 
PCa Biopsy scheduled May 17th 2010


compiler
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   Posted 5/5/2010 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   

3 weeks is AFTER your biopsy. Has the biopsy been delayed?

 

Mel


63 years old . PSA-- 3/08--2.90; 8/09--4.01; 11/09--4.19 (Free PSA 24%),  after 45 days on cipro! DREs have always been normal. PCA-3 was about 75 (way above the 35 threshold). That led to:

Biopsy on 11/30/09. 5 out of 12 cores positive. Gleason 4+3. 2 cores were 3+3 (one 5% and the other 30%) on one side. On  other side:2 cores are 4+3 (5%)--1 core 3+4 (30%) no peri-neural invasion. prostate is 45 grams. Stage: T1C.  

Surgery with Dr. Menon at Ford Hospital, 1/26/10. He says all looked good. Spared nerves. Unfortunately: Pathology Report: G 4+3 (65%-35%). Cancer in 15% of gland. Lymph Nodes: Clear.  Perineural Invasion: yes. Seminal Vessical Involvement: No.  Extraprostatic Extension: yes.  Positive Margin: Yes-- focal-- 1 spot .5mm. Final Weight is 52.7 gms.  (Second opinion from Jon Epstein at Hopkins confirmed these results)

 Incontinence: joined that club-- definite leaks—1 pad/day. Night is dry, was  using 1 pad at night for security, but pretty much dispensed with that most nights. Update: no pads at night. No pads while at home, but still very uncomfortable. Use 1 pad for out-of-house activities. Suddenly got MUCH better on 3/10/10, almost overnight. Still some urgency but no pads about 90% of the time.  As of 3/12/10--completely continent! Uh...OH. As of about 3/16/10 problems with constant urgency although no pads needed--feels like an infection but none showing in urine.

Update: since late March all is well in that area. I would say 99.9% continent (a spurt here and there, maybe 5 spurts per week).

First post-op PSA on 3/10/10--DRUM ROLL: 0.01 Next PSA in mid-June.


Gleason7
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   Posted 5/5/2010 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey midi...obviously your urinary tract infections have been discovered during your office visits / reason for all of the meds. Odd that with all of them you still have an infection so serious as to cause PSA's in the 30's....So far as emptying / exercising the prostate is concerned from what I've been told BOTH will effect PSA in the short term, like 24 - 48 hours but not by a great amount. Cannot imagine your BPH causing your constipation issues....perhaps all of the antibiotics????? You need that biopsy and ask the urologist if he uses a NUMBING agent!!!!

midi
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   Posted 5/5/2010 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes I have cancelled the Biopsy with the older Urologist & and will have one done after the the anti-biotic treatment prescribed by the new Urologist.

He said an inflamed prostate can cause some constipation issues from the enlargement - also said the use of a catheter will also cause high PSA levels.

I think I can hold off on the Biopsy for little while longer to see if the Cipro clears it up again...
White Male 55
 
January PSA: 17.4
March PSA: 36.8
 
Cipro: three weeks
Macrobid: one week
Levaquin: 10 days
 
Cystoscopy: April 19th 2010
 
Self-cath still 4-6 times a day
 
PCa Biopsy scheduled May 17th 2010

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