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Have you checked your PSA recently?
Blood in urine ?
Are you taking any hormonal drugs ?
Please let me know
Thank you for your reply. As to the information you need, here are the answers. My last PSA was 0.3. That was about 3 months ago. I will have another PSA taken before the next visit to the oncologist, in November. I have no blood in the urine, and I am not taking any hormonal drugs at present. Perhaps I should mention that the last round of radiation was the third over the 16 year period that I've had to deal with pc. My symptoms deifnitely do not seem severe. Although I have to relieve myself ab. 3 times a night, the urinary flow definitely increases after the initial effort. Rectal discomfort is minimal. I am just wondering if this condition ever relieves itself over time and what if anything I might do by way of treatment in the interim. Many thanks.
Thank you Dr. Tharun. I appreciate your analysis of the situation. If there is no worsening, I will probably want to lave things as they are. I'm also glad you didn't recommend Flomax or Rapaflo. I know they are widely used but I do not like what I read about their side effects, especially dizziness. Their impact on ejaculation, and etc. mean less to me at my age., But dizziness and some of the other side effects are bothersome. Although the rad. onc. I have seen for the pc since the beginning is highly regarded and very well known, he somehow can't bring himself to acknowledge that the urinary dribbling has been caused by radiation and suggests more practice on my part of Kegel exercises! Easier said than done.