I shouldn't even be online since I have touch of OCD and remain anxious and distraught and was told by relatives to NOT do any research. 61 y.o just relocate away from family and now in Fla. Medical care quite different down here than up North. But, health issues before I arrived here and urologists checked psa and just told be bph. Well suffered through that for several years and PSA was .9 then 1.0 - 1.7 1.9 1.9 and lastly 1.8
I am also BRCA 1 carrier - so slight higher risk. I know lots of details, but I was exhausted from urinary frequency/urgency and logged output - running to the bathroom 17x a night and seemingly always voiding 2-6 oz...even if it was within 10 mins of the last trip. For some reason, my bladder felt emptied but within next 5-10 mins, full again. They did the usual Osco meter or something that measured the flow and ultrasound of bladder after urinating at doctor's office. I also usually had blood in urine, but they never worried because it was "trace" or at the limit of the range threshold to do anything. Well alone St pat's day, I was crazy symptoms, felt like piece of glass/sand in urethra so drove to ED at hospital who gave me Flomax, and refer back to urologist. He did cystoscope and found bladder o.k. will check psa 6 months. Meanwhile, I went to diff urologist and he gave me Augmentin telling me I must have prostatis which I took 3 weeks. He had good bedside manner so I pleaded with him to give me MRI prostate which they did. It was done 5/22 and I just received results 6/2 at 4pm. Seems they DO see a left nodule prostate so require biopsy -MRI fusion biopsy or MRI guided biopsy but they don't do it here so I have to figure out best place to do this. I also have been telling them I have had lower back pain that has moved all around to my chest cavitiy, sternum, even shins on my legs the past 9 weeks. They want refer me to back and spine center for tests? I just had CT Scan done and colonoscopy to rule out other things. I haven't slept a full night in 6 months and there has still been no help since they haven't adequately diagnosed any condition yet. I'm back and forth to health store for supplements and regular doctor just gave me Zoloft for anxiety since I'm a mess. I'm also trying to use subliminal message training and law of attraction theories to gain some relief. I hate the waiting.....Thanks for listening.