Whats Up Doc? - Now Confused!
Hi - I'm new here and what a pleasant surprise to find this forum about 2 weeks ago. I truly wish I would have discovered this valuable information much much earlier as it would of perhaps steered me in the right direction.
Here are the facts:
I'm 60 years old.
About 10 years ago I was diagnosed with BHP -Just before diagnosis my PSA was at 1.9
As timed pasted my PSA started to rise and when it was at 5.2 my doctor refered me to a urologist. The DRE was normal and he said I had a enlarged prospate.
Check up commenced yearly. About 8 years ago this is when my ED started. I mentioned this to my doctor and he told me this was normal. Now I wonder if this is normal or not?
So over the last 8 - 10 years = DRE normal with prospate enlarging - still having ED - PSA values up and down between 6 - 7.5 but no higher than 7.5
Then in Feb 2019 my PSA rose to 9.8 and it was discovered that my prostate was 6 times the size of a normal size prostate. No wonder I had difficulty time emptying. Again, my DRE normal with a enlarged prostate (BHP)
Then at the end of April my urinate track system shut down due to a UTI (showed up in my urine) I literally had to crawl to the hospital to have a catheter put in to release the urine from my bladder. Doc put me on Flomax and Cialis.
This both helped my urine flow and erections. About 2 weeks after the catheter event my PSA rose to 72 !!!! About 2 weeks after this another PSA test showed it dropped to 29. Then another 4 weeks passes and PSA still at 29 ...
Bone scan is negative. (this is good news) The doctor tells me I have no idea what is happening -- WHAT????
So today as I write we have ....BHP enlarged prospate 6 times the normal size - a PSA of 29 ---- a sore back since April -- and I'm totally confused!!!
So this is my question;
Since its BHP with enlarged prostate of 6 times the regular volume size, is a PSA 29 normal for this condition?
Why will my sore back not go away?
Should I have a biopsy done even though the doc said its only BHP? -
Should I just skip the biopsy just tell the doc to remove the prostate completely before something else serious happens.
Another concern if a biopsy and or removal of the prostate is elected it will not happen until Nov or Dec this year. Maybe even as late as early 2020!!
So with this in mind due to my current condition could this prospate (if its cancer) spread to other places within the next 3 - 4 months?
I'm sorry if this may sound a bit confusing but I blame it on the doctors that are confusing the hell out of me!
Any input would be greatly appreciated.
What do you guys think?
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