My name is Panos and I am 48 years old. A few years ago ( when i was 44) i decided to start screening for prostate cancer. The reason for this decision is because o f a close friend of mine that was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I thought i should start early the screening procedure since my father at age 63 has removed his gland bevause of severe BPH (he couldnt sleep at nights because of several time urinating). Today he is 91 years old and he was diagnosed with prostate cancer (Gleas score 4+5 with a PSA of 70mg just before diagnosis).
My first PSA test came out 3.41mg. I was alarmed because i was 44 years old and it seemed a rather high score. From this time and on , i am living a nightmnare. I am a very stressful kind of person and i cannot hundle in a easy way anything it has to do with sickness. I have started to visit an urologist and we have decided to measure PSA every six months and so.
My PSA readings are the following:
14/6/2014 - 3.42
12/08/2014 - 3.55
8/09/2014 - 2.77 (after a 3week antibiotic treatment)
10/12/2014 - 3.25
06/05/2015 - 3.38
4/11/2015 - 3.73
11/04/2016 - 3.55
12/11/2016 - 4.2 and fPSA 22.1%
09/12/2016 - 4.81 (after a 3week antibiotic treatment that didnt do anything)
26/01/2017 - 4.01
26/05/207 - 4.1
06/03/2018 - 5.05, fPSA 25.5%
11/04/2088 - 5.27, fPSA 19,5% ( after a 4week antibiotic treatment that didnt do anything)
My DRE all these year were normal but my prostate sees to be inflamed
For the last years i have ongoing discomfort at my testicles, pain on lower back and legs, mostly my left testicle and leg feel a dull pain
I also suffer from IBS for almost 1 year.
Before my last PSA test ( which was today) my doctor gave me this 4weeks treatment with antibiotics because of my symptom of pain in testicles, lower back and leg.
Since my today PSA result is higher than the previous although the antibiotics, i am panicked and i dont know what is next.
Prostate biopsy seems to me a very scary procedure with no end results. I read stories about people that had 10 or 15 biopsies and had no clear answer...
Should i consider a ΜRI instead?
I would feel grateful for any feed back .