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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
No. For most blood: tests fasting=not needed & commonly misleading, though promoted. Optimal PSA value <1.0 ng/dL, though called normal up to 4.0 ng/mL. At 1.3 ng/ ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sunil Mehra
44 years experience Pulmonology
No need to postpone: it should not make a difference in those tests,Some viral inf can decrease WBC (white cells) count
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Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Should not impact: The tests you listed are not likely to change if not feeling well. Consider the phlebotomist, though and postpone if actively symptomatic so you don't ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Biopsy: You profile says you are a woman. In any case, elevated PSA is usually an indication to look for prostate cancer. The diagnosis is usually made by tak ... Read More
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
By PSA: Prostate Ca spans a period of ages where younger asymptomatic patient has a PSA suggesting malignancy. It is about 50% accurate and requires physical ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Chapman
26 years experience Urologic Oncology
None: A wound infection should not affect psa levels significantly.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
35 years experience Family Medicine
Unclear question: Unclear question. Have you had a colonoscopy? Bladder exam? Not sure what you mean , "turned down.....2$".
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A male asked:
Dr. Todd Mcniff
20 years experience Internal Medicine
The : The two tests are totally unrelated. Well, most of the time they are, but it gets a little complicated, as you'll see.... A psa (prostate-specific a ... Read More
A 66-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
23 years experience Pathology
Inflammation: Psa can be elevated in conditions other than cancer. Anti-inflammatory drugs can lower psa by reducing inflammation. Studies that reported lower risk ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Han
22 years experience Urology
PSA : Psa is a controversial screening test for prostate cancer. However, if you have trouble urinating, it is part of the standard evaluation. Your psa i ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jesse Mills
20 years experience Urology
PSA: He wants to follow your psa. It should be lower than 8 unless cancer has spread. It may continue to go down now that your body has stopped producing ... Read More
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