Signs of BPH v Prostate cancer

Discussion in 'Men's Health Forum' started by Atillah67, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. Atillah67

    Atillah67 Member

    I am waiting for PSA blood tests to come back. I am wondering if there are main differences between signs of prostate cancer and BPH. I believe I have a swollen prostate due to blasting and cruising. I will show the signs of ED and slow urine flow when using t. About a week or so after last t shot, my natural erections will show signs of returning (although I still need viagra) and urine flow will start to feel normal. It all seems to hinge around any exogenous t usage.

    Then again, as I am still waiting, I could also still have prostate cancer. I have no blood In the urine, no pain in the sides, but I do wake up once a night to pee. I noticed I have been sitting down for over a year to pee and just realized my body is doing it because its easier this way.

    I just turned 34 years old, am otherwise healthy. I had high blood pressure when I was on cycle but its down to 130/80 now. I am 5'10, 230 lean. Obviously, I will only know from a doctor, and I am awaiting results. In the meantime, is there anything else as far as symptoms that differentiates between a swollen prostate with BPH and prostate cancer? My family has no history of prostate cancer. I cycled fairly hard off and on for years and blasted and cruised this last year. I had signs of ED before this past year, but didn't notice any urine flow issues until relatively recently. I am hoping for the best but prepared for the worst.
     
  2. Atillah67

    Atillah67 Member

    I am writing this as I understand for someone recently 34, with no family history of PC, I am more likely to have BPH due to years of anabolic usage. And I am calling the doc back today. But- I wanted to hear from anyone w more experience than me about their own issues with this, or what they know medically. Pretty awful potentially but I will remain positive.
     
  3. Aces

    Aces Member

    1)You probably have an enlarged prostate. Anyone in your family have BPH ?
    2)When you urinate, does your urine stream split?
    3)After you urinate, do you feel like there is still some urine left and you need to go just one more time to fully empty?
    4) why do you think your erection issues have something to do with BPH?
    5) you need to see a urologist, NOT a regular doc. A urologist can tell if your prostate is enlarged. If it is, you can take flomax, it helps with the flow.
    You do NOT have prostate cancer, get that out of your head.
     
  4. Atillah67

    Atillah67 Member

    1- No one. No one has had prostate cancer, not even grampas in their 70s.
    2- Doesn't split.
    3-It comes out a bit slow sometimes.
    4-I figured my ED was related to an enlarged prostate because I thought both BPH and prostate cancer cause ED.
    5-Saw a urologist last week. He didn't do anything, didn't order tests, just gave me a script for viagra and sent me on my way. I went back to my endocrinologist and see my GP on wed for prostate exam.
    6-Yes, I agree. An enlarged prostate from t usage has nothing to do with prostate cancer.

    last month of cycle I had blood tests. results finally In. everything looks within range except for t.
    T: 1690
    Sodium: 140
    Potassium: 4.3
    Chloride: 108
    CO2: 26
    Anion Gap: 6
    Glucose; 81
    BUN: 24
    Creatinine: 1.34

    I am post cycle and am sure the t level has dramatically changed.
     
  5. Aces

    Aces Member

    Did your urologist check your prostate?
    Did he say it was enlarged at all?
     
  6. Atillah67

    Atillah67 Member

    Urologist checking prostate on Wed. Also, I could just be massively constipated from all the whey. Wow, I am so so so smart at this.
     
  7. jonkobeck

    jonkobeck Member

    So you went to see a urologist last week because of prostate issues and he did not do a DRE (finger in rectum) exam? Really? Making you come back for that?
     
  8. Atillah67

    Atillah67 Member

    Different doc. Prostate was enlarged so he gave me floxmax. He said my symptoms didn't match prostate cancer, but did signal BPH due to t usage.