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G8 GT replied to Dave B's discussion Prostatitis or BPH? in the group Signs and Symptoms
"Hi Dave, welcome to the board!  This place is a great resource for us with prostate issues. I am 34, and my PSA's are always low, but I still have urinary frequency, burning, painful ejaculation, etc.  Bottom line, IMO, is that there…"
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Prostatitis or BPH?

Hi, I have been going through all this for a year now and am hoping someone can give some insight or advice. Here goes. I'm caucasian, 49yrs with no history of prostate cancer in my family.  In March of 2010 my PSA was 1.22. March of 2011 it was 1.43. At that time I was also suffering from some occasional urinary frequency issues and hip pain. DRE showed the prostate to be smooth and symmetrical but mildly enlarged. Since the symptoms persisted a second DRE in April 2011 had the same result.…See More
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"Hello Dr. Krongrad, thank you for the reply, my apologies for leaving out those details. I am 49yrs old, white and there is absolutely no family history of PCa, my maternal grandfather had BPH for several years and passed away  at the age…"
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"The risk of prostate cancer reflects many things, including the PSA but also age, race, and family history, which you have not shared with us. So assuming you are 45 y old, white, and without any family history, then with a PSA of 2 ng/ml, 38 cc…"
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Hi, I am a 49yr old white male, with no family history of PCa. My maternal grandfather suffered with BPH for many years before he passed away of heart failure at the age of 90. My problems all started around April of 2011 with some hip pain and epididymitis. I have been on several courses of Cipro over the past year. My PSA in March 2010 was 1.22. In March of 2011 it was 1.43. In August 2011 2.13 then in Decemeber of 2011 it was 2.12. I have had right hip and lower back pain, upper inner thigh pain, perineal pain, testicle pain, groin pain and increased urination. Doctor is not worried at all about prostate cancer, DRE indicates prostate is slightly enlarged but smooth and symmetrical...an ultrasound of my bladder in December 2011 indicated that my prostate size is estimated at 38 grams. Of course I am still very worried that I have prostate cancer. I am currently going for PSA tests every 3 months. I take a 400mg advil a day for pain (doesn't do much) and a herbal prostate supplement which has saw palmetto in it. I'll update this further should I get any more info from my doctor.

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At 1:02pm on January 29, 2012, Arnon Krongrad, MD said…

The risk of prostate cancer reflects many things, including the PSA but also age, race, and family history, which you have not shared with us. So assuming you are 45 y old, white, and without any family history, then with a PSA of 2 ng/ml, 38 cc prostate, and no nodules, the risk of a positive biopsy is approximately 15-20%. 

At 1:19pm on January 29, 2012, Dave B said…

Hello Dr. Krongrad, thank you for the reply, my apologies for leaving out those details. I am 49yrs old, white and there is absolutely no family history of PCa, my maternal grandfather had BPH for several years and passed away  at the age of 90 from  heart failure.

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