Jun 18, 2012 - 9:02 am
Here is a quick summary. January 2011 Husbands' PSA was 1.1; March 2012 up to 5.3. 2nd bloodwork done in April - 4.7 psa with a free psa of 2%. Had a DRE which indicate possible enlargement. Doc said need biopsy to determine what was going on. Husband has been having lower back pain, groin pain, leg pain.
Doctor took 10 cores and also diagnosed him with urethral stricture. (Noticed during biopsy his bladder was full, surgery is scheduled)
Biopsy report comes in - NO CANCER. Prostate is 21gm in size. I believe this is normal. I asked Dr. what may be cause of rise in PSA - his response was not sure could be BPN.
I inquired about a 2nd biopsy and he said, and i quote "I don't think anyone would recommend a repeat biopsy at this point. I am comfortable with the recommendation of a repeat PSA in 6 months".
Everything I have read says there is a high probability that the first biopsy will come back negative.
Am I stupid or has this doc lost his mind???? Can someone please weigh in?