Recent arrival to the group and while I'd find it difficult to post on any "big" threads I would like to pass on some infomation on a recent medical problem. Had two urinary infections in 4 months so was packed off to hospital for checks. Results were inconclusive but my PSA (Prosate Specific Antigen) was 6x normal. Was invited back for a biopsy and then a second saturation biopsy after a few cells were found. However a second PSA test showed I had dropped from 22 to 1. (Normal is around 4). From what I've read about 50% of men my age have a few transtional (or slightly abnormal) cells and as long as you have bi-yearly checks its not dangerous. This particular cancer is usually slow growing. For several weeks I was seriously worried about a possible operation that would have serious side effects (erection difficulties, incontinence) and it seems now that while having two ecoli bugs wasn't normal the PSA rise had been caused by the infection and a catheter I had worn for 4 days. Its also affected by recent sex. Moral of the story is make sure if you go for a PSA check (more commom I hear in America than here) check up on what will have an effect on the reading before hand. Might avoid the worry I had if you do.