Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
October 04, 2022, 05:30:09 am

Login with username, password and session length

  • Total Posts: 766178
  • Total Topics: 65357
  • Online Today: 139
  • Online Ever: 5484
  • (June 18, 2021, 11:15:29 pm)
Users Online
Users: 0
Guests: 96
Total: 96


Welcome to the POZ Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Do I Have HIV?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: PSA test -- what next!  (Read 1159 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline CalvinC

  • Member
  • Posts: 201
PSA test -- what next!
« on: January 11, 2022, 09:12:49 pm »
Hi all

I'm hoping someone can share their experience with me on PSA and prostate testing.

I did my PSA antigen testing and a rectal ultrasound a few weeks ago. Doctor's office calls me today, wants to see me, but no apparent rush (as the appointment I got is two weeks away). Of course my  mind is now going off in a million directions.

I'm going to assume that something showed up. My symptoms had been only the occasional decrease in urine flow (aka forcing), none of the other common symptoms, at all.

Have you done this / been through this? What to expect?



Offline Matths

  • Member
  • Posts: 89
Re: PSA test -- what next!
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2022, 08:10:04 am »
Hi Cal, routine PSA testing and linked prostate exams are routine procedures. While I understand that your mind goes in many directions, you need to wait and discuss the specific results with your doctor. Anything else will not be helpful. But I agree that the rather not urgent appointment suggests that there is nothing that needs immediate attention which always is a good sign. Best Matt

Offline daveR

  • Member
  • Posts: 259
Re: PSA test -- what next!
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2022, 08:52:10 am »
If you are over 50 expect the Dr to tell you that you have an enlarged prostate. Probably picked up by the ultrasound. It is a very common issue as the prostate keeps growing as we age. I had similar issues a few months back, urination problems, getting up at night. My PSA test was good but ultrasound not so good.
I wouldn't worry about it, if they suspected cancer I would have thought you would have been straight back.

All part of getting older.

Offline CalvinC

  • Member
  • Posts: 201
Re: PSA test -- what next!
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2022, 02:32:53 pm »
Thanks Dave and Matt for the reassurance!


Terms of Membership for these forums

© 2022 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.