Thank you to all of you!
I saw a urologist for the cystoscopy about
2 weeks ago – I was then referred to ANOTHER urologist without much explanation. My prostate is 45.1ml in volume (should I get the numbers in centimeters/inches...?) The "predicted PSA" for that size was 5.42, but came back 19.77 with the 0.03 total:free PSA. My next urologist appt is July 13.
I think what's bothering me most is the low total-free PSA number (and should probably not be reading so much on the internet about
things LOL) and the genetic history of my Dad passing from PC and my 2 cousins having their prostates removed – and this happening early at 40 rather than 20 years from now.
I think what I'm trying to find out is how relevant is the total:free PSA number in relation to PC, when you are also diagnosed with BPH? My Dad's PSA # was in the 1600's when he was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer, so I also understand a 19.77 isn't drastic, but it's alarming when I'm reading that it should be 4 or less, and my total:free PSA should be 2 or more (??) and is just 0.03...PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong!!
I haven't been placed on Avodart or Proscar to shrink my prostate, but I have a feeling my doctor doesn't know too much about
it and is hoping the urologist can determine more....? The symptoms that finally drove me to the doctor were all the typical ones: urgency, incontinence, up all night, painful urination etc. They're still persisting on the flomax, and the rapaflo made matters worse.