Italuke - no question is menial or lesser of need or quality than anyone else's here at HW - and your issues are as important - since we are all on a journey - and here at HW many paths cross - and in that interaction we all benefit by learning....
-your physical health can affect the level and possible false positive reading on your PSA.
-it is best to refrain from any activity that affects the prostate2-3 days before a PSA bloodwork - that includes: sex with partner; sex with self; horseriding; motorcycle riding, a DRE to name a few .... a DRE should be done AFTER PSA bloodwork...
-do your best to get your cholesterol under control, since PCa is encouraged by cholesterol - statins like lipitor can help keeps PSA levels down...
-when your health is stable again - get another PSA test - even a DRE if deemed necessary...
-keep positive as you continue your search learning more about
your body and how it works and when things go wrong - how to find the best treatment for you.
-all the best -
Age: 55 - gay with spouse of 14 years, Steve
location: Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
PSA: 10/06/09 - 3.86
Biopsy: 10/16/09- 6 of 12 cancerous samples, Gleason 7 (4+3)
Radical Prostatectomy: 11/18/09
Pathology: pT3a -Gleason 7 -extraprostatic extension -perineural invasion -prostate weight -34.1 gm
PSA: 04/08/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 09/23/10 -0.05 -Zero Club
PSA: 03/12/11 - TBA
Post Edited (tatt2man) : 1/28/2011 6:17:21 PM (GMT-7)