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prostatitis free psa levels

A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Normal: 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 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fletcher Derrick
62 years experience Urology
Yes: At 34, PSA OF .24 is perfect. Not much more to say
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Wait: PSA test is of limited use as a screening test for cancer. If you have other prostate issues, it is even less useful. You need to discuss the matter w ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Prostatitis: A special type of physical therapist may be helpful. Ask your doc about that. The PT would be trained in pelvic floor treatments. Peace and good he ... Read More
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Genetics: Genetics is a crude answer that explains a lot but probably not in enough detail. There's a wide range of normal for total t but excess shbg can lower ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Firstly: Reason for PSA testing in a24 year old is unclear. Pre test probability is very low making the positive predictive value of the test extremly low henc ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
42 years experience Endocrinology
Blood tests: Why do you need these tests done? It is rare that one needs to "measure all the hormones". You should not ask your doctor to measure hormones. You ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Labs: Thyroid disease? Follow up with your doctor for a full evaluation of actually lab numbers
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Kaplowitz
44 years experience Pediatric Endocrinology
Looks normal: A testosterone of 414 ng/dl looks fine and suggests that your symptoms are not due to hypogonadism. Testosterone treatment would be of no benefit for ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sudhir Bansal
74 years experience 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 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fletcher Derrick
62 years experience Urology
Normal: All numbers are normal. Try sweet potato, tuna, carrots and look up other foods rich in T. And read up on DHEA
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Normal prostate: Wow. Thus is all normal. Why would anyone recommend a biopsy?
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Not necessarily: But it is certainly elevated and needs investigation, particularly if it's a recent increase from a lower, more appropriate value.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
It's moot: Guys' testicular size varies tremendously from person to person and from time to time, and has basically nothing to do with anything. The questio ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Infection: Almost always no. It means infection or inflammation usually.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Menopause.: Those levels being elevated would usually be the biochemical correlate of the menopause, and would then be normal in this context.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Donato
24 years experience Urology
Should be Normal: If the man in question has not had prostate cancer previously, a psa in this range is normal. However, it is equally important that he undergo a rect ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Adrenal supplements: 46F asks about lab effects of adrenal supplements on CMP,TSH,FT3 and Free T4. This has likely never been studied as there is no regulation of adrenal ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid: Something does not add up. Thyroglobulin may be high for a number of reasons and can be controlled if needed. I don't understand why free T3 (liothyr ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
Diverticular Disease: One other thing to consider at your age (esp with history of IBS symptoms) would be diverticular disease of your colon. Has anyone done a CT scan wit ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
At 25 y.o. you are: Unlikely to have cancer. It seems you have gotten the million dollar workup for something. These labs woul;d have to clinically correllated, in othe ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
It's OK: Hi. Your TSH is "normal", but I'd shoot for a value on therapy generally around the 1.0-1.5 range. The total T4, T3 (liothyronine) resin uptake, and F ... Read More
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