I had a PSA test done Monday (just routine blood work) and the results came back 8.42. My last PSA test was in Oct 2010, so about
15 months ago, and I don't recall the reading, but appearantly is was enough below 4. that it didn't raise any concerns.
I'm 52, 5'11'', 330#, my dad had prostrate cancer in his late 50's, and I've always been a big red meat eater.
I had no noticeable symptoms, this was simply a routine Dr.'s visit, although in thinking about it, I have had a very slight burning feeling when urinating, and I had made the comment to my wife that when I ejaculated there was a slight burn (almost like a pin prick).
I have had what appeared to be a lot of gas in the past few weeks. A lot of stomach gurgling. No blood in urine, semen or bowel movements that I have noticed. No decrease in urine flow.
Since going to the Dr. Monday I have noticed a bit of pain in the rectum area, and I've had almost constant diarrhea that I think might very well be caused by the nerves in the last 48 hours...maybe all the diarrhea is causing the rectum discomfort. I have a follow up 1/30/12.
I guess my question's would be..... Is it common for your PSA reading to at least double in just over a year if it's cancer, and what are the chances of it being something else based on the rapid elevation along with the other symptoms (or lack of symptoms).