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My primary care doc felt a suspicious spot on my prostate when she was doing dre for PCA3 lab. The very next day I had to go to urgent care because I couldn't urinate. I have had some problems in the last year, but nothing this serious. Doc at urgent care did dre and said he felt nothing wrong. A few weeks later I saw urologist who said he felt a small lump and recommended a biopsy. I had one 10 years ago that was negative (not positive).
The urinary problem has been strange. I had a catheter for several days and when removed, I had to use a temporary catheter for another 3 days. Then I didn't need it again for 2 months. Urologist was surprised and did an ultrasound of bladder which indicated complete emptying (3%). In the 2 months since then I have had to use a catheter 2 times. My stream is strong during the day, but sometimes is very weak during the night. Right now, it is strong day and night, but a few days ago it was weak at night. I thought it was dairy related, so gave up dairy and it still happened.
My free PSA and PCA3 seems to indicate it is unlikely it is cancer and PSA pattern is not what I see posted with men who have PCa. Antibiotics did not bring current PSA level down.
My Medicare starts in January, so I plan on having an MRI and guided biopsy if indicated. I initially was going to go to VCU in Richmond, but am having 2nd thoughts. Any recommendations for MRI guided biopsy in Virginia, NC, SC? I could go to Florida if necessary, but would like to keep travel expenses to a minimum.
I currently take several supplements (including iodine) that may be helpful at slowing down or killing cancer cells, as well as others that strengthen killer cells. I am also trying to keep fasting blood glucose (fbg) below 75 through diet and exercise. Recently, I have been successful at keeping morning fbg between 60 and 80. I walk at least 6 miles/day with a recent high of 13 miles in 1 day.
Any ideas for other things I can do now would be appreciated.
a month ago, my insides felt like they were going to come out my butt. I started taking antibiotics and within a couple of days had some relief. Now, after about
10 days it is considerably better.
I'm wondering if my doc (when doing an "aggressive dre for PCA3 lab) caused either my bladder or prostate to spasm which resulted in the urgent care visit. And then I got an UTI from either the permanent or temp catheter. The nurse did say the reason it hurt to put the catheter in was because my bladder was spasming.
PSA: 4.6 (6/2011), 6.6 (4/2012), 5.3 (8/2012), 5.2 (12/2012), 4.9 (6/2013), 6.0 (7/2013), 6.0 (9/2013)
Free PSA: 4/2012 - 1.34, % Free 20.30%, Probability Cancer 10%
Free PSA: 7/2013 - 1.13, % Free 18.20%, Probability Cancer 17%
PCA3 6/2013 - 12, Probability of Cancer - Low
DRE: 2 out of 3 doctors identified small hard spot. 7/2013
Post Edited (richh) : 10/31/2013 7:57:19 AM (GMT-6)