Welcome to HealingWell. A biopsy is a pretty safe thing, and I think John has it about
right. Any of these procedures need to be done by somebody who's really good. Given that, it should be fine.
To answer your question, I didn't have hardly any blood in the urine or stool, but it was in the ejaculate for a few weeks. Alarming at first, but normal and not a big deal. Infection rates are very low if the biopsy is performed by someone who knows what he's doing.
That said, I'd get a second opinion before doing the biopsy. That's not an outrageous jump in PSA in six month's time, and it could easily be attributable to factors other than cancer. If you eliminate anything that could elevate your PSA and get retested in a couple months, you might get your answer. Even if the PSA goes up some more and your eventual biopsy is positive, it almost certainly won't affect any treatment outcomes.
If you have prostate cancer with a 3.3 PSA, it's growing pretty slowly. Now if it was 10.3, you'd be getting a different response from us. I know all this is alarming, but try to relax about
it. One way or the other, you'll be fine.
Good luck whatever you decide, and let us know how you make out.
Post Edited (Jazzman1) : 12/3/2012 6:34:54 PM (GMT-7)