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Had uro appointment .. she booked MRI (on my insistence on a non-invasive test first) and a second PSA test .. now she said that my prostate "has lobes" but my previous understanding is that lobes cannot be felt by rectal finger exam (is this right?) . .
Did research..my hospital MRI only 1.5T resolution at best, not 3T .. so should I look for other hospitals?
oddly, my uro now says i could have cancer and now she is suggesting a biopsy (painful) whereas in her first rectal exam, she said "no nodules, no cancer"
..also earlier she said my PSA then at 13 was NOT "elevated" because at the time i suffered urinary wounding, cathing, and Cipro antibiotics; at that first appointment, she said that only a 40 pt. PSA reading would be "of concern" -- that's just 10 days ago...
so, I'm confused by her sudden turn around.
also, at the end of the appointment, she asked if I wanted to have her remove my Foley today. i said, 'no thanks' because i've only had 4 days of peace; last Friday, I was on my way to ER because of bloody in the urine returned and I couldn't pee despite the new Foley -- luckily the rough ride thru potholes evidently released the logjam in my bladder/Foley, and the new urine didn't have blood or blood clots any longer
Did some online research on ultrasound imaging for prostate cancer/size/lobes. There are new articles and studies proclaiming, "We're (the ultrasounders) back in business" - new types of sonography with Doppler, etc etc. however, i suggested this three times today, but my uro was completely unresponsive - if you've had the new ultrasound imagers, which appear to be less invasive than 3T or 1.5T MRI, what were your results?
what would you do, in my shoes?
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