Hi, i am 47 and first time onthis amazing resource.
I returned from a holiday around 10 days ago. I developed urination issues whist i was away, such increased need to pee, painful urination, cough and gener feeling unwell. After returning i also developed major night sweats. I put all of this down to developing a nasty UTI whilst i was away.
i went to see my GP when i got back and he took bloods and put me on antibiotics. i got a phone call 3 days later from my GP saying that i was clear for a UTI but my PSA was 36. I had an appointment yesterday for a DRE with my GP and although he didnt seem overly concerned discovered a slightly elavated left side on the prostate. He has subsequently made a referrel for a Urologist, but as its Xmas I probably wont get an appointment until the end of Jan. I must note that although from the UK i currently live in Ireland, hence possibly different referrel process than the NHS.
My question is in regards to the PSA rating. Has anyone got any experience of an infection possibly causing this high of a reading? If im honest, i didnt even know what a PSA reading was until my GP explained it. i should note that my GP informed me that a PSA reading from 2 years ago was below 1, and this is why i amassuming the rapid rise must be the result of an infection i picked up whilst on holiday.
Any advice/thoughts much appreciated