HI to all.
I am from Spain (please, sorry if my english is not very good).
I am 50. Five years ago I had a PSA rutine check which came out in 6,26 (free ratio 12.3%). I went to an urologist who prescribed a semen culture. As I was young and on holidays, I did this a month and a half later. I had a new PSA measured at the same time that went down to 2,55 (free psa ratio 10,59%). In the semen culture they detected an infection (Bacteria resistant to almost all antibotics but ampicilin) which was treated.
The following years the PSA fluctuated from 2,23 (2016), 2,44(2017), 2,99(2018), 4,27(last year, with a free psa ratio of 19,20%). Then I went to the urologist, who told me that surely it was due to a prostatis. He prescribed an ultrasound (prostate was 37 c.c.) and a semen culture who came back negative. He told me that we would wait a year. As I was still worried, I went to the lab and asked for a new psa (one month and a half after the one of 4,27) and it came back as 2,68. So I thought the urologist was right.
One year later, a new psa and came back with 4,93 and a free psa ratio of 15,42%. I repeated the test three weeks later, 4,63 and a free psa ratio of 14,69%. I thouught that this time would be like the two previous ones and waited for a month. New psa exam, 4,45 and free psa ratio of 17,75%. At that time, the urologist told me that probably is a prostatitis, but acourding to the procedures we have to check. He did a rectal examination that acording to him came back normal.
He ordered me antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs, and after ten days of finishing, a new psa, and a coagulation study (for a biopsy). He told me that if psa is still high, I will have to do a MRI and a biopsy, depending on the results of the MRI.
I have symptoms from many months/years of going to many times to pee (without actually peeing too much). Sometimes I there is not urine (seems) and 15 minutes later I go to pee and the urine is there. I think this could be sympthoms of prostatitis, but as well to Cap.
I am worried to hell, and before taking the drugs I will do a new psa myself, to check if it is like the other two times and it goes down (but little hope, to be sincere).
I started reading things, and the more I read, the more informed, but the more worried. Even I have a pain in my finger of the right hand (the bone) and I started to wonder if it could be a bone methastasis...
Tomorrow I start with the antibiotics and the antiinflamatory drugs.
Anyhow this is my whole story up to now. Sorry for being so long and boring :)...