prostate

  1. BJE

    Covid causing prostatitis?

    In early mid January I had a headache, chills and fever along with a mild cough and congestion. I thought it might be covid but they ran two different tests and it was not detected. However on the forth day I woke up with prostate pain which indicated that this may be prostatitis. However, it...
  2. T

    SQ vs IM side effects...

    I switched to IM, a while back, just to see if anything positive was noted. I noticed my morning urine stream was very poor. Just the morning one...thinking prostate effect. I did not change anything else, other than where the shot was administered. Anyone else ever experience this?
  3. R

    Prostatitis on TRT

    Anyone have any advice to eliminate prostatitis when taking TRT? I have tried 3 cycles at different times and each time after the first shot my prostate gets inflamed. Once I stop it slowly goes away. Protocol was 125 mg test, hcg and armidex. Second cycle I moved to twice a week injections...
  4. O

    UPDATE HIGH PSA

    UPDATE i WAS LOOKING FOR MY ORIGINAL POST BUT IT MUST HAVE DISAPEARED:) SHORT STORY BELOW:) Hmmm I have a thread or 2 on my PSA. I was waaaay higher than you. DR wanted to do a blind biopsy. Not no, but hell no. Lets do a 4K blood test. Results were good. Still over 4. Lets do a blind biopsy...
  5. Robotics

    Urgent* PSA Higher After coming off TRT!

    I have an appointment with my doctor tomorrow so urgent replies requested! My PSA rose to just above the range and was at 2.6 (max was 2.5). My doctor wanted to take me off TRT and see how it would react. I came off TRT and now it is at 3.0 months later. I do feel discomfort and pressure in...
  6. T

    I stopped TRT because of benign prostatic hyperplasia

    I used to be on TRT with Nebido or cypionate (IM) but I had to stop because of severe exaggeration of my prostate situation. Any input on this regarding handling of dosage or any other tip helping to get back on TRT?
  7. T

    PSA levels on TRT - SURVEY

    Curious to see what everyone’s PSA levels are like on TRT. State your age, pre TRT psa and free % levels and what changes you saw in the first year. Any abnormal spikes? 43 - pre trt psa 0.93 - 3 months into trt 0.77, free 45% - 1 year into trt up to 1.8. Retest pending as this result freaked...
  8. T

    White liquid coming out after peeing

    I´m 58 years old and when I pee I need sometimes to push a bit harder to get the last drops out. Sometimes what comes out is white/grey liquid that is not urine. It´s not painful but if I don´t clean the head with a cleanex it will start to smell after some hours. What could this be? Otherwise I...
  9. DragonBits

    The Long Haul: Treating Men with Obesity with Testosterone

    The Long Haul: Treating Men with Obesity with Testosterone BY DEREK BAGLEY JUN 2019 A study presented at ENDO 2019 shows that long-term testosterone therapy in men with obesity and hypogonadism can actually contribute to prolonged weight loss without an added risk for mortality or major...
  10. M

    The world’s strongest MRI machines are pushing human imaging to new limits

    From 3T to 10.5T resolution that could be something for prostate imaging. The world’s strongest MRI machines are pushing human imaging to new limits
  11. O

    Focal Laser Therapy for Prostate Cancer

    Good info here with 2 links to additional info. Dr. Scott Eggener on Focal Therapy for Prostate Cancer - Prostate cancer - Inspire AND Dr. Ahmed is Professor and Chair of Urology Focal Therapy Interview - Prostate cancer - Inspire Might be another good STICKIE
  12. T

    BPH vs PSA

    Just started seeing a new doc and he gave me a BPH blood test. I have noticed everyone on here gets PSA. In Lamens terms can someone talk me through the difference and was the test he got me just pointless?
  13. B

    Enlarged Prostate and DHT levels

    Hey guys, i thought i saw a thread that said your prostate wont grow any larger whether you have a dht level of 150 or only 50. Is this correct ???? I guess you need to have very low dht levels in order to shrink it or prevent further growth. I think reference range is 35-79..
  14. C

    SelectMDX Prostate Cancer Screening Rather Than Biopsy

    A “puzzling” velocity rise in my PSA over the last 15 months prompted my urologist to utter the word, “biopsy.” I responded, “SelectMDX,” the reasonably new, non-invasive urine test that tracks two bio-markers and can rule out prostrate cancer with an extremely high degree of certainty. We...
  15. DragonBits

    HCG/:LH possible role in prostate growth?

    There is a lot of positive info about the benefits of HCG, but I don’t think it’s all positive. IMO higher levels of HCG/LH can contribute to higher PSA levels and BPH, at least in some percentage of men. But as I note, I am not firm in this opinion. One has to also realize it’s not natural...
  16. DragonBits

    Life extension Ultra Prostate formula: Results

    For those with a rising PSA level and concerns about prostate health, I thought I would give my results from taking this supplement. I am reasonably certain my elevated PSA levels reflected a growth in my prostate and not prostatitis, as I had before and after DRE exams and the estimated size...
  17. B

    Flomax giving me good erections

    I need to ask my urologist but since taking flomax is am getting nice morning erections. If i dont take it, erections are weaker or dont happen in the morning so its definitely the flomax. I find this to be a rather welcome side effect. Anyone else experience this? Fyi, flomax doesnt really...
  18. 5

    Prostate MRI Screening

    Is Prostate MRI Screening a viable alternative to ultrasound directed biopsies? I'm considering having this done as a screening much like a colonoscopy or mammogram. My PSA tends to be high and DRE's are normal. I just want some peace of mind. The latest Prostate MRI's are non-invasive and a...
  19. KennyT

    HIGH PSA. DOCTOR PULLED MY TRT MEDS

    I was just taken off of testosterone because of high PSA. it had climbed all year to 4.0. Urologist said ( that's it ) did a finger up the backside test and said it is enlarged. Yanked my TRT meds and had scheduled me a Biopsy. a week later he does the biopsy and that sucked in itself. Now I...
  20. Nelson Vergel

    Seven causes of a high PSA that are not cancer

    The prostate-specific antigen test is a blood test that measures levels of a protein the prostate gland produces. Men with prostate cancer usually have elevated levels of this protein, but heightened levels do not always mean cancer. Other health conditions may also cause prostate-specific...
  21. G

    Psa help...

    I am concerned with my recent labs on my PSA... MY pre-TRT PSA level was .7, after 8 weeks on TRT my PSA level came back .9, then 8 more weeks later my PSA level came back as 1.0... and my recent labs showed "low" Free PSA... at (20) But the doctor told me that since my total PSA was within...
  22. J

    Carnitine for PSA

    There seems to be some conflict on the web with regards to L-Carnitine and PSA levels. Some websites to avoid Carntine and others do not. One of my sport supplements Alpha Jym has 1500mg Acetyl L-Carnitine. Anyone hear this correlation?
  23. J

    PSA over 5 and now off TRT

    Been on Test Cyp for 2 years and for the most part my dose has been consistently low. At a trough my T was 297. After complaining to my Uro that I was still fatigued and needing more sleep he bumped me to 180mg weekly from 150...every month i would be increased 10mg to gauge how I feel. Finally...
  24. Nelson Vergel

    New Procedure Looks Promising for Men With Enlarged Prostates

    This is very interesting! Has anyone used this therapy? A minimally invasive procedure designed to shrink prostate tissue with a series of nine-second blasts of steam offers men a new treatment for urinary symptoms commonly associated with enlarged prostates. The procedure, called Rezūm...
  25. Nelson Vergel

    The federal panel that opposed prostate cancer screening just changed its mind

    An influential federal task force has dropped its controversial opposition to routine screening for prostate cancer and now says that men between the ages of 55 and 69 should discuss the test’s potential benefits and harms with their doctors and make decisions based on their own “values and...
  26. R

    Prostate swelling issue question

    OK guys I think I've touched on this before but search function does not work for me. It seems I have a prostate swelling issue or pelvic floor issue. After ejaculation its sore just under the scrotum..it's an issue that comes and goes. Imy thinking I should talk to my doc but want to see what...
  27. Nelson Vergel

    Interview with NYC urologist Dr. Michael Rotman

    Michael Rotman, MD, is a board-certified Urologist who offers his patients over two decades of expertise. He graduated from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1997. Dr. Rotman is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel and St Johns Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Rotman's...
  28. Nelson Vergel

    The ratio of your second to fourth fingers can predict BPH

    J Clin Diagn Res. 2015 May;9(5):PC01-3. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2015/11992.5937. Epub 2015 May 1. Relationship Between Second to Fourth Digit Ratios and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in Aging Men. Sudhakar HH1, Manjunatha R2, Madhusudhana HR3. Abstract INTRODUCTION: Benign prostatic hyperplasia...
  29. Nelson Vergel

    Large studies that have found a benefit of PSA testing may be flawed

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/26/opinion/the-problem-with-prostate-screening.html?_r=0 As many of you know, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the use of PSA testing. Some large-scale studies have shown that PSA testing leads to unnecessary biopsies and risks in men. Now in this...
  30. C

    Sex Toys for men

    Anyone ever used one of those prostate "massage" sex toys (some have it where it also stimulates the perineum at the same time)? Saw these recently and wanted to get some input.
  31. Nelson Vergel

    The effect of testosterone replacement on prostate growth

    The effect of androgen-replacement therapy on prostate growth: a systematic review and meta-analysis. AuthorsCui Y, et al. Eur Urol. 2013 Nov;64(5):811-22. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2013.03.042. Epub 2013 Apr 3. Abstract CONTEXT: Androgen-replacement therapy (ART) is a widely accepted form of...
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