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Elevated PSA

A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
22 years experience in Pathology
Prostate Antigen: The percentage of measured prostate-specific antigen (psa) existing in the free form (free:total psa ratio) is useful in assessing the risk of prostat ... Read More

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A 70-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not really : It may increase the psa very slightly but only briefly as part of an inflammatory response. But, generally, no. The psa should not be elevated high en ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Why was the test : Done? The psa value is within normal limits for a 60 yr old man. However, psa is not recommended as a cancer screening test. The findings require a di ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
High, get checked.: If this is your first result showing high blood psa, you should see your doctor to get worked up to be sure it isn't prostate cancer. Other things, l ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Inflammation: This is a marker for inflammation in the body and is also used to assess cardiovascular risk.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Dow
21 years experience in Family Medicine
Dehydration: Low creatinine is good. Elevated ratio usually indicates dehydration.
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
Maybe Infection.: The elevation of neutrophils coukl mean bacterial infection, as these cells are important in fighting this kind of infection. The high hemohlobin se ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: An elevated BUN with normal creatinine and a ratio of [generally more than 18-20] occurs most commonly in dehydrated individuals and is not a sign of ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Lisinopril: Can elevate creatinine levels.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
Decrease in flow.: Bun=blood urea nitrogen, byproduct of proteins ingested, if rise to high levels due to kidney problem, can cause toxic affects on the body. Creatinine ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sudhir Bansal
74 years experience in Endocrinology
PDA testosterone: Psa is protein secreted by prostate testosterone including metabolizes like digudrotestosterone control prostate function and size hence use of Dht wi ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Wang
Dr. Gary Wang answered
39 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
ALT: Alt elevated means the enzyme of liver leaking into your blood after liver cell damaged. You can see, if a lot of alt in your blood means your liver ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
How do you FEEL?: If the white cell values are not extremely out of range, and all are well formed, I would not worry about them. Iron is more worrisome as even without ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
No.: Not all high psa is cancer. Many times it can be in prostatic hyperplasia, and BPH or benign prostatic hypertrophy. However, many times cancer must ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Rerun test: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Work up : Ignore the MCHC. Reference ranges are set so a few percent of healthies fall outside on either end. Your physician will probably have you repeat the l ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Infection: Almost always no. It means infection or inflammation usually.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Barth
43 years experience in Medical Oncology
Iron overload or...: High ferritin levels in your thirties could be an indication of an primary ( hemachromatosis) or secondary (hemosiderosis) overload state, or c ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Liver dysfunction : This indicates abnormality in liver function. Talk to your physician.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Rosenthal
17 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not likely: There are no serum levels that are markers of thyroid cancer prior to surgery.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Taylor
21 years experience in Critical Care
Many causes: Blood tests called BUN (blood urea nitrogen) and cr (creatinine) are often checked to help evaluate kidney function. The normal bun/cr ration is about ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
Decrease in flow.: Bun=blood urea nitrogen, byproduct of proteins ingested, if rise to high levels due to kidney problem, can cause toxic affects on the body. Creatinine ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Rhonda Simons
14 years experience in Family Medicine
TSH is WAY high!: Must get on a higher dose of synthroid (thyroxine). This can be life threatening, get treated asap, ! other thyroid tests need to be done to know wh ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Means nothing alone: As a pathologist who's devoted a lifetime to lab medicine, my teammates and i are always reminding people that lab results mean nothing whatever in th ... Read More
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