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I seem to be having chronic problems with a raised PSA level. I have a urologist but have turned down just about everything he wants to do to me, just because cic seems to be solving my problem. I'm not having any symptoms of prostate cancer - actually I don't think there are any symptoms - but my yearly blood tests for medicare and some other ones I've had lately keep showing a high PSA. It's been 5.7 and now my doc says its 6.4. About a year ago we tried antibiotics to bring down this level. He said normal for me would be between 0 and 4. So he has made another referral to my urologist and I suspect they are going to recommend a biopsy.
I am doing cic on average about 4 times a day depending on how much water I drink. I understand from reading these forums that this can raise PSA levels. My doctor (GP) concurs but apparently doesn't think that can account for that much of a raise??? I know he doesn't really like me doing cic and thinks I should have gone with my urologist's plan for Green Light laser so he is not real helpful with the cic thing. He wanted to give me another round of a/b to see if that brings it down as it did before. I was surprised it brought it down because I did not have a UTI; at least not like the prostatitis I had when all this started. He says I have chronic prostatitis but I corrected him on that; so, anyway, I take this doctor's advice with a grain of salt.
So my question is: should I do a biopsy based on a fluctuating PSA blood level? It mostly has been spiking up. I am using a hydrophilic coude catheter and don't have a problem getting into the bladder with it but I suppose it is nudging the prostate on the way in.
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