how many days before bloodtest to stop sex,biking ?

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cvc
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   Posted 6/14/2011 4:55 PM (GMT -6)   
going in for a psa blood test, when should i cutoff sex and bike riding ??

Uncle Harley
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   Posted 6/14/2011 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Minimum of 3 days prior.
PSA History
3/99 1.2
3/00 1.04
3/01 1.16
7/02 1.24
2/06 1.59
3/07 1.79
3/08 2.54
8/08 2.3
4/09 2.3
7/09 2.6
12/09 2.3
6/10 2.0
4/11 2.4
Negative DRE
Gleason 3+3 T1C

davidg
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   Posted 6/14/2011 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   
i heard 48 hours but when I asked to take a second test because I had had sex the night before the first one the doc told me it wouldn't make much of a difference at all and the numbers proved him right.
40 years old - Diagnosed at 40
Robotic Surgery Mount Sinai with Dr. Samadi Jan, 2011
complete urinary control and good erections with and without meds
Prostate was small, 34 grams.
Final Gleason score 7 (3+4)
Less than 5% of slides involved tumor
Tumor measured 5 mm in greatest dimension and was located in the right lobe near the apex.
Tumor was confined to prostate.
The apical, basal, pseudocapsular and soft tissue resection margins were free of tumor.
Seminal vesicles were free of tumor.
Right pelvic node - benign fibroadiopse tissue. no lymph node is identified.
Left pelvic node - one small lymph node, negative for tumor (0/1)

AJCC stage: pT2 NO MX

James C.
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   Posted 6/14/2011 6:14 PM (GMT -6)   
3 days is the standard, even if the unofficial standard. Blood test first, then the DRE...
James C, 64, East TN
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% inv, lf. lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Spar. open RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., clear except:
Prob. microscopic inv.-left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 4/10-.06, 9/10-.09, 12/10-.09, 2/11-.08, 5/11-.08
Bimix .30

Purgatory
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   Posted 6/14/2011 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
are we talking about a man with, or without a prostate? I was under the impression that the 2-3 days abstinence was only for men with a prostate intact. I may be wrong.
Age: 58, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, on catheters for 101 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/8 .04, 8/6 .06, 2/11 1.24, 4/11 3.81, 6/11 5.8
Latest: 6 Corr Surgeries to Bladder Neck, SP Catheter since 10/1/9, SRT 39 Sess/72 gy ended 11/09, 21 Catheters, Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10

142
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   Posted 6/14/2011 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Good point, David. CVC has 250 posts and has been here since 2008, so he could be AS or treated.
 
I think that the suggestions we have in mind are for pre-surgery folks. I'm not sure that we have ever discussed what poking and indignities a "treated", but still present, prostate might take before pumping out a bit more PSA.

overthepond
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   Posted 6/15/2011 5:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I asked the same question last month when Jeff was going for his 3 month PSA check (he still has a prostate as having Brachytherapy). We decided to leave it the 3 days just in case.
Husband's age 62
Excellent health
First PSA test 7
Second PSA two months later 11
Biopsy results: Gleason 3+3 in two cores (right medial 30% and right apex 90%)
PSA11 with small benign-feeling prostate
10 Feb 2011 – Brachytherapy – Iodine 125
16th May 2011 - PSA 3.83

James C.
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   Posted 6/15/2011 6:48 AM (GMT -6)   
cvc is a regular at HW, posting on the Diabetes site, but new (April) to us. In another thread, he says his gland is intact and he is currently weighing his options for treatment.
James C, 64, East TN
Gonna Make Myself A Better Man tinyurl.com/28e8qcg
4/07: PSA 7.6, 7/07 Biopsy: 3 of 16 PCa, 5% inv, lf. lobe, GS6
9/07: Nerve Spar. open RP, Path: pT2c, 110 gms., clear except:
Prob. microscopic inv.-left apical margin -GS6
3 Years: PSA's .04 each test until 4/10-.06, 9/10-.09, 12/10-.09, 2/11-.08, 5/11-.08
Bimix .30

cvc
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Total Posts : 440
   Posted 6/15/2011 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
yup gland is intact but enlarged, last psa was .99, i hover around all the sites, guess im anal turn
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