If you don't mind me asking, is your PSA undetectable? Were these identified by a bonescan/CT/MRI?
Ed C. / All:
Since surgery I have had lower back/hip discomfort. It is generally on the right side, but some days it hurts on the left and middle. Normally feels fine after sleeping. Running tends to work it up and sitting tends to make it hurt more, but it isn't consistent. I do recall a large bruise after surgery at the point on the right and in fact it was more painful than the other areas from surgery. It healed up, but the pain/discomfort didn't totally go away. It is tough to explain because on a pain scale it is like 1 or 2 out of 10, and sometimes I don't even notice it.
I got worried about this over the summer and had a bonescan, which came back ok. Doctors don't seem as worried as I am. I'm wondering if a CT scan, MRI, or any other test will show something different than the bonescan.
What concerns me even more is that I had a relatively low PSA going into surgery. I know you can't assume anything with this thing, but the rare cases that do happen - can we learn anything from the PSA before and after surgery....meaning if a person had a PSA between 4-10 (for example) before surgery can we assume that an undetectable PSA after surgery is trustworthy...I'm not sure if I made any sense there.