In 2010 I had a TURP. The result of this was a diagnosis of prostate cancer. Gleason 3+3 pT1a. Consequently I have had my PSA monitored every 3 months. The TURP was not successful and I also have to self-catheterise on a daily basis. The PSA levels have fluctuated over the last seven years but are usually around the 1.0 to 1.5 levels.
In September this year a regular PSA test came back as 2.0. A month later another test came back 2.4 and at the beginning of December it was 4.0. I saw my consultant yesterday who carried out a DRE which indicated no abnormalities. He suspects a possible infection but also suspects the intermittent self-catheterisation (ISC) is also elevating the PSA. The plan is to put me on a two week course of Ciprofloxacin and then have another PSA test in the new year. I would be interested in any thoughts on the plan?
Also is there any body out there who ISC’s and has noticed this affecting their PSA? If so when should I stop the ISC prior to the PSA test?
Thanks in anticipation.