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Over A year ago by PSA went from .9 to 2.3. 2 months later it was 1.8. 6 months later it was 3.9. I then panicked and had an MRI it showed a small lesion (pirads 3-inconclusive). I had a 4k score test which  showed a psa of 1.8 and a chance of getting cancer in the next 10 years to be only 4%.. In May(1 year past by psa of 2.3) I had my yearly physical with a PSA of 1.7. My Dr said we will check it yearly. All looks good. Now...not sure if this is related but out of the blue on Friday, I had a burning sensation, urgency to pee then pain at the end of my pee with drops of blood. This happened 3 times. I then drank tons of water and cranberry juice and the symptoms went away. I went to urgent care on Sat and the Dr. did not see an infection but gave antibiotics just in case. It is now Mon morning and I seem fine and have had no pain or blood in a couple of days? I only woke up one time to pee last night. If it was prostate cancer would it clear up that quickly? and can I go from a psa of 1.8 a couple of months ago to a cancer that caused those problems? Confused

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  • Posted

    I think you are something from Hypocondria 😂. Why do you think you have cancer ?  How old are you ?  

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    Your PSA is pretty low. I don't think it is of any concern at this point. From what I have read, wihen the PSA goes over 4, the doctor may want to do a biopsy. Only the biopsy can tell if you have cancer. But your PSA numbers don't look like anything to worry about. The blood would be something of a worry, but antibiotics should clear up any infection. Annual PSA checks are always a good idea. Try not to worry.

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    Update-I have had absolutely no symptoms for 11 days now and physically feel 100%, but am waiting to see the doctor with results from blood/urine workup. He said these tests are necessary whenever blood occurs. I still have anxiety since the symptoms I had are also symptoms of prostate or bladder cancer. Is the fact that I am completely symptom free since that day a good sign that I don't have an advanced cancer? Thanks. As crazy as it sounds, the anxiety that I might have an advanced cancer is driving me nuts.

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    Word of caution about the 4K test.  My PSA's were as follows:

    July 2016   2.29

    Oct 2017   3.44  (Which had my urologist thinking about an MRI)

    Nov 2017   2.85 (4K test, which showed a 4% chance of cancer, halting the MRI)

    Sept 2018  4.68  (MRI came back as Pi Rad 4 lesion, Biopsy scheduled)

    The 4K test gave both my Urologist and myself confidence that my PSA was just fluctuating.  IT WAS WRONG!  Do NOT hang your hat on the 4K test.  I cost me a year of possibly stopping what appears to be cancer from spreading. 

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    If you end up with cancer

    This is how my story was. My friend was having his prostate removed.he said get a check up.

    I had no symptoms  ,only urgency occasionally  & a wee middle of I had check lucky I did.

    19-10-15 saw urologist

    22-10-15  mri

    30-10-15 nuclear full body bone scan

    10-11-15ultrasound scan

    Prostatic biopsy

    1-12-15 result T2 gleason8

    11-12-15 decided radical prostactomy

    5-2-16 pre opp

    9-2-16 radical prostactomy

    1-4-16 histology repor It waspsa14.8   4plus 5 

    Gleason 9

    T2c. No. Mo 

    I was 66 year old when had opp  

    December I’ll be 69

    Every psa since opp 0.005

    Only were thin pads

    Thank you very much  my surgeon


    I now still live life to the full

    Still scuba diving🧜🏼?????

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