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Hi everyone. I'm new here and I can really use your expertise. My husband is 43 years old and here is the history of his prostate issues:
1. My husband's psa readings over the past few years have been between 2.9 and 3.2
2. July 2005, my husband went to a urologist:
a) he had a prostate biopsy
b) results indicated atypical cells
c) urologist wants to repeat the biopsy
3. one week after the biopsy:
a) PSA was done and it was 5.1 (the highest it's ever been)
b) urine had blood in it
4. August 2005, my husband went to a radiologist that specializes urology for a second opinion, during the visit:
a) the dr. performed an ultrasound
b) he saw what looked like inflammation (possible residual of biopsy)
c) husband's urine still showed blood in it
d) dr. said it should clear up on its own in about a month or so
e) dr. wants to repeat ultrasound in six months
5. In September 2005, my husband had a semen analysis done (as part of an infertility protocol) and test indicated that white blood cells were found in the semen sample (possible residual of biopsy since previous semen analysis were normal)
6. In November 2005, my husband went to an infertility urologist:
a) PSA was repeated and it was 4.9
b) blood still found in urine
c) dr. wants to repeat urine test in one month
d) if blood still found in urine, dr. wants to perform cat scan
e) I asked dr. if he thought antibiotics could clear this up and he said no
8. As far as we know, my husband didn't have blood in his urine prior to the biopsy
My questions are:
1. Could a biopsy cause the psa to rise?
2. Could blood appear in the urine four months after the biopsy?
3. Has anyone here experienced this before?
Any input would be greatly appreciated.
April 15, 2007 New Posting.....
I'm new here. My husband is 44 years old and he's been recently diagnosed with PC. His psa is over 3 (he takes Propecia and now we learned that it lowers the psa by 50%), gleason in 3+4, cancer 30%, however only 4 biopsies were taken (3 out of 4 positive) so the stats may not be very accurate. He also had a biopsy done 2 years ago where 10 samples where taken and the results came back as atypical. Since there is no family history of PC, we didn't follow-up properly.
I'm really scared that the cancer is not confined to the prostate and that his gleason could actually be higher. Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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April 3, 2006 53 on surgery day
RRP / Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy with "wide excision"
PSA 4.6 Gleason 3+3=6 T2a Confined to Prostate
2nd PSA 02-06-2007 Less than 0.1 Non-Detectable :)