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I have several issues/questions going here. I have had BHP for at least 10 years, PSA slowly rising to 8 last summer. I have an appointment this month. I have had two biopsies years apart, PS3 exam, and a prostate MRI last summer. All have been negative. The PS3 was suggested by a doctor at Washington University urology department St. Louis, because I fit the category of slowly rising PSA but negative biopsies. The result was .3. I will have to be honest, I am leary of the exams and fear of rising PSA, and especially the words, "we will have to do another biopsy." Tonight I had another scare, blood in the urine. The last time I had this was after the last biopsy two summers ago. The diagnosis was a small kidney stone, something I have never experienced before. My concern is that with BHP, mighty it be more difficult to pass a stone since the BHP blocks the flow of urine. I know that I have not been drinking enough water, this may be the cause for the formation of the stone. Has anyone else had BHP and kidney stone (s)? If you did, did the BHP make it more difficult to pass (also based on size of stone) I am just curious. As well, I was curious of the opinions one PSA. There are disagreements, but doctors still look at it as an indicator. One year it went down, so the doctor said come back next year.
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