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I theorize that it was the placing of the gold markers that caused your wet dream. Medical folks don't like to admit anything usually so no wonder they wouldn't comment directly. Not surprised. The bleeding caused by the placement probably congested your prostate to the point where it had to empty itself. Just another example of how poking things into your prostate is downplayed by the medical industry. I agree with Don, in that almost any "curative" treatment aimed at killing cancer is also going to damage the "workings" of one's prostate to the point where it won't function anymore.
Unlike surgery, radiation takes a while to knock down the PSA and then you wait for it to level off finally to where ever it is going to hopefully stay. Since it doesn't eliminate all prostate tissue, there most likely will always be some sort of PSA reading. Jon.