Nov 22, 2010 - 1:25 pm
Dear follow forum members.
I am trying to make sense of my PSA numbers before biopsy, and PSA numbers after.
I have been attending the free screening at the UK Markey Medical Center here in Lexington, Kentucky.
My numbers were as follows:-
May 2007 – 3.53
After I received the numbers in September 2009, my doctor put me on Avodart and Flomax, as my prostate was enlarged and was suffering from urinary symptoms.
I had my PSA tested again in March of this year; my PSA was now 5.0, and my doctor explain that without Avodart my number would have been a 10.0, and that I should now have a biopsy. This I did in June where it was confirmed that I had Acute Prostatitis but no cancer. Two rounds of antibiotics later, and I thought my problems were over.
I had my PSA test (again at Markey Medical) this September. Where I have just turned in a 4.98, but this was only a few days after finishing my last round of antibiotics? The digital revealed a normal sized prostate and no cancer.
I am an avid cyclist and ride approximately 3,000 – 3.500 miles per annum, and I can tell I’m in discomfort again. I use a saddle with a relief channel for non-compression of perineum tissue.
I’m due to see my internist again in a couple of weeks and urologist at UK in mid-December, but I’m very much puzzled. Now I appreciate that PSA numbers by themselves don’t tell the whole truth, but I’m confused right now.
What are your thoughts please?