how long to obstain from bike riding before blood test for psa

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cvc
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   Posted 7/4/2010 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Now how long before my yearly psa blood test before I stop biking or sex ??
will be 50 years old this year ( 2009 )
 
Uro said enlarged prostate 
 
DRE Negitive
 
Psa  2003- .55
 
     2007 - .99
 
     2008 -  1.01
 
watchfull worrier , lol


Fairwind
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   Posted 7/4/2010 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Two or three days should stabilize your PSA. You are doing EXACTLY the right thing. It's the PSA velocity that counts and yours is very low. I would resist any efforts to put you on Proscar (Finesreride) or Avodart unless you are having urinary symptoms. These drugs will cut your PSA level in half and mask any future problems, making an accurate diagnosis much more difficult. But if you are suffering from pee problems, then these drugs can be a big help..

Post back and let us know how this next PSA test works out.....
Age today: 68. Married, 6', 215 pounds, active, no health issues.
PSA at age 55: 3.5, DRE negative. Advice, "Keep an eye on it".
PSA at age 58: 4.5
PSA at age 61: 5.2
PSA at age 64: 7.5, DRE "Abnormal"
PSA at age 65: 8.5, DRE " normal", biopsy, 12 core, negative...
PSA at age 66 9.0 DRE "normal", BPH, Finesteride. (Proscar)
PSA at age 67 4.5 DRE "normal" second biopsy, negative.
PSA at age 67.5 5.6, DRE "normal" U-doc worried..
PSA at age 68, 7.0, third biopsy positive for cancer in 4 cores, 3 cores Gleason 6, one core Gleason 9. Finesteride discontinued, still no urinary symptoms, never had any..From age 55 to 65 I had no health insurance.

I have a date with the robo surgeon on Sept 3 but I'm keeping my options open. A "top" radiation oncologist here in Denver, equipped with the latest IMRT/IGRT/RapidArc machine says he can do better by me..

Post Edited (Fairwind) : 7/4/2010 5:42:46 PM (GMT-6)


cvc
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   Posted 7/4/2010 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   
no pee problems other than I go alot but then again I drink over 3 liters of water a day so that may explain it.

will be 50 years old this year ( 2009 )
 
Uro said enlarged prostate 
 
DRE Negitive
 
Psa  2003- .55
 
     2007 - .99
 
     2008 -  1.01
 
watchfull worrier , lol


cvc
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   Posted 7/4/2010 6:08 PM (GMT -6)   
just added my 2009 stats

will be 50 years old this year ( 2009 )
 
Uro said enlarged prostate 
 
DRE Negitive
 
Psa  2003- .55
 
     2007 - .99
 
     2008 -  1.01
 
watchfull worrier , lol


cvc
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   Posted 7/4/2010 6:10 PM (GMT -6)   
humm how do I chg my signiture ? My 2009 psa was 1.08

will be 50 years old this year ( 2009 )
 
Uro said enlarged prostate 
 
DRE Negitive
 
Psa  2003- .55
 
     2007 - .99
 
     2008 -  1.01
 
watchfull worrier , lol


142
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   Posted 7/4/2010 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
There appear to be some issues changing signatures. The moderators have suggested on other threads a couple of days of patience while it gets worked out.

cvc
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   Posted 7/5/2010 6:21 AM (GMT -6)   
gotcha !

will be 50 years old this year ( 2009 )
 
Uro said enlarged prostate 
 
DRE Negitive
 
Psa  2003- .55
 
     2007 - .99
 
     2008 -  1.01
 
watchfull worrier , lol


Sancarlos
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   Posted 7/5/2010 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
In what way does riding a bike influence results with the psa test?

Sancarlos
Age 66
PC diagnosed 7/2009
Stage: T2c
Gleason: 9 (4 + 5), 6 of 6 cores positive
Bone, CAT and MIR scans negative

Treatment: brachytherapy (103 palladium), 100 gy, 11.15.2010 + hormone therapy (lupron) + IMRT on Novalis (February-March, 2010), 45 gy.

PSA at time of diagnosis: 11.9
PSA 10/2009, 5.0
PSA 12/2009, 0.56
PSA 5/2010, 0.15


April6th
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Total Posts : 264
   Posted 7/5/2010 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
In what way does riding a bike influence results with the psa test?

The pressure from the bike seat and the vibration of the road can increase the amount of the antigen in the blood they are testing for.

I think any thing that jostles the prostate can do it----doctors rectal prostate exam or sex too.

Dan
Here are some of my stats:
Age:54
Father diagnosed with PC at age 72 - wasn't contained to prostate when found in 1992.
My PSA rose from 3.2 to 5.1 over the course of 1.5 years with Free PSA at 25% for the last two tests.
DRE showed no evidence of tumor but Uro thought my prostate was a little large for someone my age
PCa diagnosed 4/6/10 after biopsy on 4/1/10
1 out of 12 biopsy samples was positive with 5% of biopsy sample cancerous
Gleason 3+4
Da Vinci surgery on 6/1/10
Pathology report shows cancer confined to prostate and all other tissue clean

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