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I am still having pain in my groin area and a weak stream. If I urinate I will have to go again in about 15 minutes. I am 47 and not to keen on having a PSA test. I went in 4 months ago to see my Urologist and she took a sample and felt my prostate. The results showed no infection, but after being on Cipro for three weeks I did feel a lot better but not completely. Symptoms are still there but not as bad as before. She will probably want me to have a PSA test. I had one done at age 43 and it was .33, but I didn't know I was being tested for PSA my doctor didn't tell me. I don't want to open Pandora's box and make things worse, so I really don't want a PSA test. I am looking for a better more accurate test and have heard about PCA3 and some other tests that seem more accurate, but my Urologist hasn't mentioned them. I am scared that if my PSA is high I will have to have a biopsy and knowing my medical issues that I have it could easily cause me more harm than good. I need alternatives to convensional testing. Is it possible if one has a high PSA to go to get a 3T MRI before getting a biopsy? You know, in order to see if there is something there to biopsy in the first place. I didn't mention this , but I will now. When my Uro did the DRE it was very painful. I actually yelled in pain. I didn't expect it nor did she. I really hate going in for things like this. I just want to get better and have no bad side effects from treatment. Doesn't everyone?
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