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how long should i wait after having a prostate biopsy before having another psa test

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eastham
33 years experience Urology
At least 6 weeks: Psa will be elevated by any manipulation of the prostate including a biopsy. You should wait at least 6 weeks before having another psa checked.
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Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes unless!: By and large have a biopsy, and hopefully urologist will take at least 12 cores (many don't). Definite have biopsy if your father had prostate cancer. ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Discuss w Urologist: This is the very reason many organizations no longer recommend PSA test (see USPSTF), because it often leads to unnecessary prostate biopsies. Prostat ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Prostatitis: You likely have a case of prostatitis and will likely need antibiotics. See a doctor soon and get to feeling better.
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