My husband is 45 years old and his PSA was 2.3 in July 2018 and then 1.9 in January 2019.
His DRE was normal. The urologist last year assured my husband that he is fine and had nothing to worry about
due to his “ normal” psa...
My intuition was telling me something was not right. The average psa for a man in his 40’s is 0.7 .
I encouraged my hubby to see another uro , this time at top notch UCLA in January of this year. Due to family history and the elevated PSA ( relative to Age) The uro decided to be cautious and ordered an MRI .
The rest is history.
In April my 44 year old husband had his prostate removed. The tumor was in the anterior of his prostate which cannot be felt by Dre and usually not found with random biopsy. Only detected with MRI.
He has recovered well from surgery, with no lasting side effects. I’m glad we pushed for the MRI.
You have to be your own advocate and push these doctors.
Stay vigilant. Early detection is key.
Post Edited (Leah77) : 12/2/2019 10:48:58 PM (GMT-7)