Prostate problems

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  1. _average

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    I've recently had 2 urinary tract infections in 3 weeks for which my doctor had prescribed two courses of antibiotics. He also took some blood and sent it off for analysis. 2days ago i rang for the results and they wouldnt give them to me, they said i had to go in in person. So in I went.

    He told me that my PSA levels were high at 6.8, and my white blood cells were also up. He said its unusual for someone my age to get a prostate tumor, but it does happen!! I nearly had a heart attack!!!!!!!!!! He prescribed another course of antibiotics and I have to return in a fortnight for more bloods, and if my levels are no better he is going to refer me to specialist.

    Now since then, Ive done some research online and realise it could just be prostatitis. But since the doctor specifically mentioned prostate cancer I'm really worried, and its going to be three weeks before i know anything else, when my next bloods come back.

    Any thoughts/reactions/similar experiences/advice:eek:?
     
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    I would wait for the blood test before you freak out. I had a similar situation and came back as Chronic prostititus. If thats the case let me know and I can give you some tips besides antibiotics to help you out. Good luck
     
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    im trying not to freak out but its just playing on my mind! and i think its the wait thats killing me. but thanks dude!
     
  4. Dave NoCal

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    Prostate infections are notoriously difficult to get to respond to antibiotics and routinely cause elevated PSA markers. The antibiotic, Levaquin, is the big gun and usually works but it kind of expensive so doctors often try others first. If by chance it is already prescribed to you or is in the future, be aware that it makes you extra vulnerable to tendon damage and use only light weights if you work out while on it.
    Dave
     
  5. FuzzyKen

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    A high PSA number is in and of itself not an indicator of anything other than something is going on. A PSA in and of itself is not in any manner a marker for cancer of the prostate. Please calm down and do not over-react to this. PSA test numbers are as has been stated greatly dependent on the presence or absence of infection of the prostate or inflammation of the prostate for any reason.

    If the numbers remain high the next step will probably be a needle biopsy. This again in and of itself does not mean cancer automatically. It is used just as often to rule it out as it is to rule it in.

    This one is very close to me. My Stepfather lost his life to prostate cancer and he was an MD. The type of cancer found is what is called an adenocarcinoma which is a hormone dependent tumor. That cancer is usually found in families and is one of the few that usually is found in many individuals in a family.

    My Stepfather was one of 12 children born in North Dakota in the final years of the 1800's and the first years of the 1900's. He was the youngest and born in 1907. Of the twelve children, by the time that they left this world most surviving to their late 70's or early 80's, seven of the twelve had diagnoses of adenocarcinoma cancer.

    In women this is breast, ovarian, fallopian, uterine etc. In men this is prostate, testicular and male breast cancer.

    In all cases the key to this is catching it early. There are numerous treatments available and many are now non-surgical with relatively good results for a permanent goodbye.

    Do not freak! This is simply being vigilant it is not a diagnosis it is not a condemnation to death, massive illness or to anything other than an extensive investigation.
     
  6. sexplease

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    PSA numbers are shit.
    you can pay your farmers and eat well, or you can pay the hospitals.
    Look into healthy diet, excersize and rest. Apparently it's proven to work for the human condition.
    Medicine is somewhat often good for describing symptoms and statistics, but shoving pharmaceuticals down ones throat or up ones arse is a questionable practice- as in "practicing" medicine.
    Many physician take a leave the prostate alone stance, since the numbers often conflict and the results for the differing "treatment" vary greatly.
    Get a 2nd, 3rd and 4th opinion, and you'll get four different solutions.
     
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    Thanks guys. I'm not really fixated on it at the moment. It's just something I'm aware of. I think the hardest part of it all is that I have to wait for the three weeks to find out if it has settled down. I've already taken 2 courses of ciproxin and now I'm taking augmentin. I have also read that both your psa and free psa levels rise after ejaculation and slowly return to baseline levels over 24 hours. And I am a very sexual person. So by that theory my levels should be high as I ejaculate twice a day most days. Doesn't explain the high blood cell count though. So I'll just finish the antibiotics and abstain from Cumming 2 days before my next bloods and see what happens. I just need to keep my mind on something else in the mean time I think.
     
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    Very much so! Fortunately, you do not live in a country where medicine is exclusively profit-driven and where nowadays for instance urologists make fortunes on basically castrating men who fear they might have cancer. So DO NOT freak out and keep calm. Remember, if they analyzed prostate cells of 20 y.o. guys they would find even there a couple of cancerous cells that stay dormant for ages...
     
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    I had a reading of 5.0, it was a bad infection. There was no waiting and went to see an Urologist. He did the digital rectal exam (finger up butt, massage the prostate, get the alkaline fluid out for examination)

    He put it under a microscope and knew immediately. And boy, did it burn coming out of me.

    This was his treatment

    Each day, Levaquin, 600 mg of Motrin (to reduce swelling), no spicy foods, no alcohol, ABSOLUTETLY NO BEER (they really don’t know why, maybe the hops or yeast, cum 3 times a week (I did that every day) to get you cleaned out. My next exam I had to jerk off and take the cum to his office, it didn’t work. No blood work that time. This was over 2 weeks.

    Next 2 weeks, same treatment except now was on Backtrum. It worked infection all gone. I had to take the cum that time as well.

    And when you have to have your blood taken, DO NOT cum for 24 hrs before, you will get an incorrect reading

    Get to an Urologist, don’t wait. Good luck
     
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    there are 2 kinds of prostititis. one doesn't require antibiotics which is the one I have the other does. young or old can get prostatitist and it it can elevate your psa sometimes it is good to have a psa test every 4 or 5 weeks to see if it goes down again. you are not quite out of the normal range yet...go to webmd.com for reassurance
     
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    The likelihood of prostate cancer at age thirty is extremely remote. Odds are 99.999% (or something like that) that you, the OP, have an infection. If your next appointment doesn't give you a clear answer and show improvement my recommendation is that you see a pay to see a urologist in private practice.
    Dave
     
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    antibiotics do a remarkable job slowing down the replicating process of "bad" pathogens, BUT, they also indiscriminately upset and wipe out the good flora and fauna in your gut too.

    for further reading:
    Discover - March 2011
     
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    My PSA moved from 4.0 to 4.1 in six months. My "overzealous" doctor had to talk with me for 30 minutes, trying to convince me that I needed to get biopsies done on my prostrate. He assured me it was little more than an "ouch" when they took the samples... 6 from each side of the prostate. I finally agreed, after his unrelenting attitude, because basically, I trusted him.
    Turned out it was a little more than an "ouch" when the punch took core samples, and my cum was an unattractive dark reddish brown color for a while, but it was well worth it. Turned out to be pretty aggressive prostate cancer. Even at that, it wasn't the end of the world. Surgical removal wasn't fun, and it's not nearly as much fun getting fucked in the ass, but hey, we all give up something as we get older... I'm still alive after 5 years. It was worth going the next step. Get a biopsy. It's the best way to make the determination, and put your mind at rest.
     
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    What doctors fail to tell you is that if you have sex or masterbate 24 hours before the blood test in can make the PSA number higher. Mine came back at nearly 15 and he ordered a prostrate biopsy which really screwed things up for me!
     
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    It could be serious, and it could be nothing. Have it checked out. It is sort of like a check engine light...it could be bad and it could be a gas cap is not on tight enough.
     
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    Well as an update the good news is that im not worrying about any possible results that might be coming my way! however i have noticed a change in the way i ejaculalate. it is a lot more liquified, its not as thick as it used to be. and as a results it seems to come out with more force than before. i have never squirted as much or as far before i think. but from what ive read that is normal for an elevated psa level. and as the psa helps to break down the mucous cap on the cervix, i should be extra careful with my fiancé right?
     
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    The day after I had sex with a guy who played with my prostate more than anyone ever had, my PSA was an 8, up from a 3.4. The dr had me wait about three weeks, repeat the test having no sex for 24 hrs, and my results were back to normal.
    Prostate stimulation, even from a digital exam can and will raise your PSA.
     
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    Got the all clear today from the doctor!! woop woop :)
     
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    Avoid doctors.........your mind is fucking you worse than your body probably is right now.....seriously, WAIT until you hear something concrete.......then jump off a fucking bridge!!
     
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