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Thanks for the reply. It is very much appreciated. Biopsy is this Wednesday along with the cystoscopy at the same time. I think the urologist is being very conservative. At this stage and with all this uncertainty, I am resigned to the fact (this is my make up) I would rather know than not know to avoid any uncertainty. Even if the urologist felt that my DRE was normal and not hard plus another PSA came out low, I probably would have gone through these procedures just to be sure. It is just who I am and my need to find out. I really really appreciate the reply. I have read so much which has proven very comforting and informative. Thanks again.
Hello well I got my results from the cystoscopy and biopsy all results came back totally negative for any cancer and for all biopsy needle specimens. Urologist is still perplexed as his DRE prior to biopsy felt a hard nodule. He is still suspicious and says that biopsy are not always accurate as some needle spots may not hit the right spots. I don't mind the urologist being conservative. He did do a DRE today when he gave me the good news results and his assistant also did the DRE as well, it was not as tender or as hard as before but still not as normal as he would like. Is he being too too conservative?? Going back in 3 months for another DRE and PSA and then a possible MRI to see if they can zero in on his suspicions. Very happy with results but still not out of the woods from his standpoint so I will also continue to be vigilant and control my health and not let my guard down. Not as stressed as before biopsy but still a little stress. This forum is fantastic and appreciate all the stories and support. Any thoughts on my situation would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!!! ABC123ABC.
ABC; Glad to hear good news for you. I am not surprised at the news. I am glad you are giving things three months to neutralize and suspect you will also see good news then. Having just been through a biopsy, your gland will need some time to normalize, especially as it seems it has just been through an infection event also. Hopefully you can put this issue to bed as a false alarm and move on. Jon R.