Roachable 2015-12-08 18:17:07
7.4 is perhaps a little too high, even for 74. It may very likely be the
result of a benign enlargement or an infection. The antibiotic will proably
get rid of it- but if you live long enough, you will get prostate cancer. My
uncle got an RRP at age 75, eight years ago. Don’t worry.
David s. 2015-12-08 18:18:04
Two years ago I started experiencing more frequent urination, difficulty
starting a stream, and I felt like I had to urinate just after having gone.
My doctor told me it was normal enlargement of the prostate. Could that
have been due to stones forming in the prostate? I had not heard of
prostate stones before.
Chamlynn 2015-12-08 18:18:36
Your comments offer encouragement since I am sure I have had several attacks of
prostatitis over the past few years, thinking it was urinary tract infection.
I most often treated it myself with antibotics that I usually have on hand for
upper respiratory infections. As I learned more about prostatitis the more I
felt that was my problem.
In another response to my question, the writer mentioned that if I live long
enough, in time I will have prostate cancer. Somewhere I have read this
before. Anyone have any reliable stats on this?
Leonard evens 2015-12-08 18:19:20
You probably shouldn’t treat yourself with left over antibiotics unless
your doctor suggests it. Different antibiotics may be prescribed for
prostatitis and for a respiratory infection.
Steve kramer 2015-12-08 18:19:49
If I were you, I’d think enlarged prostate or prostatitis is most likely,
especially with your 7.4 of five years ago. If it is, as it seems you are
worried, prostate cancer, you are sufficiently seasoned that the cancer
would not likely grow fast enough to do you in.
Be calm, take care of yourself, and wait for the news. Chances are, you’ll
PSA 16 10/17/2000 @ 46
Biopsy 11/01/2000 G7 (3+4), T2c
PSA .1 .1 .1 .3 .4 .8
EBRT 05-07/2002 @ 47
PSA .3 .2 .2 .2 .3
Erection 05/12/2003 @ 48
HT 07/21/2003 @ 48
David s. 2015-12-08 18:21:51
My family doctor, an internist, told me the same thing. All men would
get prostate cancer if they lived long enough. He did not elaborate, so I
do not know how they can say that with such certainty. It sounds like there
is something inherent in the prostate that leads to cancer growth. Is it
the same for other organs in the body? If you live long enough would
everybody get lung cancer?
I will ask next time I get the chance and share the answer (if it makes