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nodules

What does a nodule on your prostate mean exactly?
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Hi and welcome.
    "A Prostate Nodule is simply a "bump" that can be felt in the prostate on Digital Rectal Examination, (DRE).  A nodule does not mean that prostate cancer is present.  Prostate nodules can be hard, soft, big, small or gritty.  While a rocky hard nodule may mean cancer it may also be a calcification, (stone), in the prostate. Similarly, a soft nodule may be a cancer.  An asymmetric prostate may be considered a nodule.  When a nodule is found, the urologist must include in his evaluation the presence of symptoms of prostatitis or infection, the level of PSA and/or Free PSA, as well as the consistency of the nodule.  On occasion, treatment for infection or prostatitis is given for several weeks to a month and the prostate reevaluated.  If the nodule disappears, and the PSA goes back to normal, a biopsy may not need be done.

    However, if a nodule does not disappear or the PSA does not drop to normal with antibiotic treatment, or especially if there are no symptoms of infection sonography and biopsy MUST be done unless there are medical contraindications such as age over 80, other major life threatening conditions, etc."

    

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His urologist couldnt feel the nodule.  The Dr. then really gave him a grueling
squeezing type prostate test and then had him pee in a cup.  A few days later he got a call that the test from that sample came back positive and he is sending him to Lahey Clinic for a more comprehensive MRI then the one he had previously.  I'm hoping for the best but will let you know later in the month.
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Has he had a PSA blood test done yet?
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