Hi David's wife,
I have heard about
hip pains being a symptom, but like you, i don't know if it is only on one side or both that they experience it. We personally haven't experienced it.
but, i would agree not to focus on that, you really can't control the symptoms. it could be just an enlarged prostate, which will need to be monitored with PSA tests and maybe biopsies.
once you get the PSA results, you will know more (did they order a free PSA test too?) IF they schedule a biopsy based on PSA results, and the free psa wasn't included in this battery of tests, I would ask for one BEFORE they do the biopsy.
We didn't get one, and so we don't know the free PSA, and after you do the biopsy have to wait to do the PSA test over again. I wish I had known that before the biopsy we had.
Good to hear you all are doing your research, and keep it up, you will then now what to ask even if it is just an enlarged prostate (which i hope!!).
Thanks for posting and please keep us updated. Best wishes and thoughts.
Signficant Other diagnosed: 10/30/06 (age 63)
PSA: 3.7 (up from 3.4 prior year)
Biopsy: 1/10 positive, 5% cancerous, right apex.