Have you tried taking a course of Cipro, or other Antibiotic, to rule out infection? My understanding is that when PSA is between 4 and 10 is when that might be called for. Although i think in situations of infection, you'd probably see a faster and more dramatic rise.
Pratoman, all I've tried for antibiotics is for my biopsy they gave me a cipro injection followed up by several days or oral cypro. Intended of course to add protection from the biopsy intrusion, but I would think it would also likely address an underlying infection? But also it's been a consistent rise over 6 years now so I'm not sure if that's the behavior of an infection.
One other thing I think I forgot to mention is about
the same time my PSA started going up, I also started experiencing some slight discomfort in where I can only describe as the prostate (and now that I've had a biopsy I'm pretty sure that's what hurts) - like a slight inflammation or burning sensation, very subtle. Except sometimes after sex it gets pretty painful, usually after I take my first pee post-sex, it gets swollen feeling for about
10 minutes or so, inside. It doesn't hurt when I pee, like with an STD (married 29 yrs, no STD's here), but after that the prostate pain increases and it feels like its been agitated and lasts about
10-15 minutes. I did bring this up with my primary a few years ago, and the UO stuck a camera up my urethra to have a look and he went as far as to the prostate, but did not pass through it. He thought it looked fine and that was the end of it. But it still continues to this day, off and on. I think I'll bring it up again when I see the UR this time. It's a strange coincidence in the timing and
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