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   Posted 6/18/2011 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm a 27yr old caucasian (if that matters?)

My PSA about 6-8 weeks ago was checked (ONLY FREE PSA) and im not sure if the Dr is just a moron or why he didn't check my total psa? Anyhow it was 0.8 and I had him check because I had been having trouble emptying my bladder fully, it drained real slow as if it were blocked, since then I've been having unprotected sex with my gf who constantly has bladder infections, and one previous yeast infection while I've been with her, my understanding is that its possible for my prostate to get and infection from those? I've since had very minimal burning while urinating (not always just sometimes if I don't drink enough water, as if I'm passing too many minerals...) I currently have no symptoms if I drink 1gallon of water per day. My diet is.crap, my estrogen is high, my free test is high, my liver is high I got re-checked by another dr. For psa 2 weeks ago and its 14.6 and free is 0.6

With no symptoms and a clean diet I feel better but what does it all mean? I haven't tried antibiotics, but I can get them, what kind have you all been given?

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   Posted 6/18/2011 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Apparently I was wrong, my total psa was 0.8 now its 14.6 but this is two different companies doing two different test methods....

I just don't want to lose my ability to have sex, there's no point in going on if I can't please my girlfriend and if she can't feel like shes taking care of me in return.

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   Posted 6/18/2011 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
There's no way your psa jumped from .8 to 14.6 in 2 weeks. It's a mistake.
We're always open to new members, but I don't think you'll be sticking around with us here.
Whatever is going on, it's not prostate cancer.
All you can do is find a doctor who can help you get to the bottom of what's going on.
I suspect it's diet related.

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   Posted 6/18/2011 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like you're at the point where you need to see a urologist. If you don't have insurance, a public non-profit hospital should be able to help you.

It's way too soon to freak out. You may just have an infection that's easily treated with antibiotics, but you definitely don't want to ignore something like that. As for losing your ability to have sex, that's about 26 jumps ahead, and you may not even be headed in that direction.

Nobody here can really help you, except to strongly suggest you see a urologist. If you do end up finding out that you've got cancer, please check in with us. There's lots of great support and information available here.

My hunch is that you'll be fine, but do make sure you follow up with a urologist. Good luck with this, and let us know what happens.
Age 56
PSA: 8/09 2.69 -- 7/10 4.00 -- 8/10 4.11
Biopsy 8/10
Three of 14 cores positive: 10%, 60% & 80%
Stage T1C; Gleason 6
open RP at Cleveland Clinic 11/2/10
Post-surgical pathology: Gleason 7 (3+4)
Three positive margins; Stage T2c(+)
12/10 & 3/11 PSA: <.03

English Alf
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   Posted 6/18/2011 3:02 PM (GMT -6)   
A question from me is why was the doc testing the PSA (free or otherwise) of you as you are a 27 year or do you have a family history of relatives getting Prostate cancer at a young age?

Given you mention (gf) infections I think that there would be an enormous chance that the PSA detected is due to an infection and there is no casue to be alarmed about other possibilities.
You need to get your pee tested, and I'm surprised the doc didn't do that, it's a really simple test. If that test shows you have an infection then a simple course of the right antibiotics via a doc/uro will deal with that. (Don't try getting antibiotics another way) Bear in mind that it takes a long time for a prostate infection to clear up, in fact it might take several weeks for your PSA to come down.


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   Posted 6/18/2011 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Alf makes a good point - there are any number of urinary tract infections, and they react to different antibiotics. One of mine was resolved with a course of treatment that cost $2, another $50. It depends, and only the doctor can tell, which likely will mean a urine test.

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   Posted 6/18/2011 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
you're pretty young for PC.  you have a better chance of having the clap or some other STD cool .
age: 56
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
gleason 3+4 = 7
received 3rd and last lupron shot 9/14/10
2/8/11 PSA <.1, T= 6 ng/dl
6/8/11 PSA .2, T = 540 ng/dl!

Post Edited (F8) : 6/18/2011 3:19:13 PM (GMT-6)

Worried Guy
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   Posted 6/18/2011 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not a doc and I have not had my finger up your butt for a DRE but I'd say there is no chance PCa can make your PSA go from 0.8 to 14 in two weeks. Unless you squeezed it with needle nosed pliers I can't imagine the increase even being possible. You might have a case of prostatitis, in which case you will be given antibiotics for a couple of weeks and be retested. You'll be in the saddle in no time.

Oh, and don't even think about taking the bridge because you can't get it up. Look around this site for a bit and you will see that there are guys 2-3x your age without prostates who (with the right stuff) can out perform a teenager. Their biggest worry is having to go to the emergency room because their erection is lasting more than 4 hours. Come to think of it I'm willing to bet the guys in the emergency room with the ice-packs on their crotches are all over 50.

Go get checked out. This is why people have health insurance.

Good luck to you. Welcome to Healing Well.

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   Posted 6/18/2011 9:54 PM (GMT -6)   
From the subject of his thread, I suspect he has no insurance. Either that or he is trying to fend off the Immigration and Naturalization Service.
you might check with local health clinics to see if there are free or reduced cost services, even more so since June is usually a focus month for men's health.

New Member

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   Posted 6/22/2011 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys, I goto my doctor on Thursday, and yes I'm a US citizen.

Can diet really affect my psa? I'm going with either my diet, or infection, oh and I'm on HRT, this is year 3.

And I asked to be tested because I had difficulty passing urine.

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   Posted 6/22/2011 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hope my "INS" pun wasn't taken too seriously, but read in caps, it does seem to be in the news almost as much as "insurance" these days wink
When you put "diet" and "PSA" together, you will get opinions from all over the spectrum. I personally believe that there might be a life-long relationship, but as to what I do in my diet today, it is much more likely to impact my heart-attack possibilities than my next PSA (that is my opinion, others do and will disagree). But then in order to die of PCa, I need to avoid heart-attacks that would kill me first.
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