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Rustyal    Posted 02-20-2017 at 07:11:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I have to get my psa checked every 6 months since it is always high. Wondering if driving the 8n before going to the dr could be the cause?

    Jim    Posted 03-04-2017 at 04:49:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • For any of you guys needing surgery for an enlarged prostate I would recommend Dr Nicole Miller of Vanderbilt in Nashville who does laser removal which means quicker healing and they remove much more of the tissue so need for a repeat is reduced. She is one of the very few in the nation that do the laser. One trip there for testing and one for surgery.

    Steve J    Posted 02-21-2017 at 22:02:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • After 41 years of service I retired as a locomotive engineer in May of 2014. You don't get a much rougher ride then that. Last January I went for a wellness check at the doctors. My PSA was 0.7 two years ago when I retired. This time it was 4.7 just outside the normal range for my age of 62. The digital exam revealed two nodgels on the prostate. Long story short, I had my prostate removed after confirming it was cancer in April. The biopsy revealed it to be a very aggressively type of cancer. I was told the younger you are generally the more agresive the cancer is. I am 10 months out and cancer free now. My brother is 70 and has a PSA of 19 and he doesn't have a speck of cancer. PSA is just a guide and you need to be vigilant. Trust your doctor.

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 02-21-2017 at 14:07:57 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • It could be, based on my experience with it. A number of years ago, my PSA suddenly spiked so I had a biopsy that only showed inflammation of my prostate. After going through a total of 3 biopsies over a couple year period, my urologist and two of his partners grilled me on life style, etc. They finally opined that it was my Corvette daily driver. I drove a '90 Vette that was essentially a race car as a daily driver. The suspension was so tight that it would beat the hell out of me, but that sucker would out handle anything on the road. They asked me to park it for 6 months and come back for a PSA test, and my PSA dropped over 4 points. I thought they were totally full of it until I saw the results for myself.

    Your mileage may vary..........Ed

    chris eby    Posted 02-20-2017 at 19:01:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • What gaspump said is correct.No sex for at least a week.Even driving a rough riding truck can make a difference. I drive and always schedule my test for a Monday morning after I'm off for the weekend. I've been on a wait and watch list for 5 years.The blood test is much more accurate than the pee test.Can't think of anything worse than a prostate biopsy.Makes a colonoscopy look like a walk in the park! Main thing,don't be afraid and be vigilant.Sometimes it ain't fun being an old man.

    Steve-N-TN    Posted 02-20-2017 at 13:06:01 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Here is the guidance from a urologist up here:

    Don't:

    •Participate in vigorous exercise and activities that stimulate or “jostle” the prostate, such as bike riding, motorcycling, and riding a horse, ATV, or tractor, or getting a prostatic massage for 48 hours before your test.

    steve19438    Posted 02-21-2017 at 08:12:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • learn something new every day.

    Gaspump    Posted 02-20-2017 at 12:21:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Funny but it could be possible. I have heard that sexual activity up to two weeks prior to the test could elevate the psa level. I too get mine checked every six months, only was high once but that caused a flurry of additional tests including a biopsy. My Dr's tell me all men past 80 develop a form of prostate cancer but it is normally a slow progressing type. However I do have a friend in his mid 80's that was just diagnosed with a form that is over 9 out of 10 on the aggression scale. Get the test and exam's, only way to detect a problem early.

    John in Mich    Posted 02-20-2017 at 09:37:30 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • It's the seat bump between your legs. LOL Hope your PSA is lower.

    steve19438    Posted 02-20-2017 at 13:07:58 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • my step dad was diagnosed with PC at age 83. he lived to be 99 and died in a rocking chair from heart failure. four months short of 100.

    steve19438    Posted 02-20-2017 at 08:19:36 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • serious?

    I would not think so.

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