I have a biopsy scheduled for May 8th and am hearing all sorts of "war stories" from friends that have had this procedure as to the pain level. One big guy, about 40 said it was "the worse pain he had ever experienced". Another, a little older said it was "not so bad".
My path to this point is about 7 years long and has seen psa #s from 2.3 in my late 50s to 5.2 this week. (I will be 67 in Sept.) The 5.2 was due to doubling a 2.6 test score a week ago due to taking "Proscar" for about 90 days. In reading all the posts due to Walt's comments I did not see anything about Proscar causing the tests scores need to be doubled. Is this in fact the case? The nurse practitioner in my Urologists office said " it is time we stopped dancing around this and do the biopsy" and get more information than just the psa test.
I have read a lot about the anesthetics being injected in the gland to ease the pain. Any comments from you guys will be very much appreciated.
BTW I live in Dalton, Ga. " The Carpet capital" about 30 miles south of Chattanooga and 90 miles north of Atlanta. My Urologist is fairly well known and respected and has been practicing for 15 Years.