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My Hubby’s psa blood test was 1.4ug/L. His dr said it’s eithin normal ranges but he pees a lot. Dribbles a bit too and feels like his bladder doesn’t empty totally. He had a scan of his bladder and all was ok. Is this just irritable bladder. ? 

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    1.4 is very good. Did they look at his prostate as well as bladder on the scan or do a digital rectal examination to check his prostate size and feel.
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      Is that how the prostate size is determined?  By a digital rectal exam?  I was under the impression that is what the cystoscopy is for.  Maybe I've been considering the wrong procedure. My doctor used the gloved finger check with me, told me; yes it was swollen and inflamed (when I had prostatitis) but said nothing about the total size of course.  By digital I'm sure you're not referring to the digits on his hand.wink

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    Kim.  Thank you for taking the time to take care of your husband and ask questions..  It could be many things.  He's drinking to much spices food.  PSA is good and scan was good just tell him to relax.  If he feel that he is not emptying out his bladder tell him to take a hot shower before bed.  That will help.  Take care Ken 

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    A DRE doesn't estimate prostate size. My uro did it, said 40cc = 40g, but the later ultrasound and then 3T-MP MRI both said 28cc = 28g. I said to uro how come you said 40 from DRE? He said oh, inaccurate guess.

    Whereas psa is inaccurate for high psa (it may not be cancer), if it is low you are good. So he need not sorry about cancer. You did not say his age. An ultrasound (but you said he had a scan?) would be cheap and quick and show if bladder is emptying or if there is a pvr.

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