I'm a 62 year old male who has had CPPS/Chronic Prostatitis (CP) since I was in my early 30's. In April my PSA was 5.5 (up from 2.1 two years ago) but it was a finger stick test, I had run over 3 miles the morning before the test, and I was experiencing the worst flare-up of my CPPS in years. I tried to explain that to a urologist I went to see but was pretty much ignored. Anyway, to top it off they did a DRE (it was normal) 30 minutes before my retest. My retested PSA came back 3.1 but they still recommend a biopsy since it was above 3.0! I have read many studies of how a DRE should be done before the blood draw (can raise PSA 0.6) and also how a CP flare-up can elevate PSA (at least 1.0). So, I'm figuring my PSA is still in the 2 range once things calm down. My urologist seems very eager to put 12 holes in a prostate that is already inflamed while my family doc is saying wait a couple of months and retest. Just wanted to get everyone's opinion on that and to make everyone aware of what running or other vigorous exercise may do to your PSA number. Also, I've started having alternating pain on both sides of my pubic/groin area. I have had hernias repaired on both sides and the pain feels just like it did right after the hernia surgeries. Anyone ever experience this with CPPS/CS or prostate cancer? Sorry for the long post and thanks in advance for your responses.
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