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A 55-year-old male asked:

I m 55 yrs. old my psa has been a 5. it a been like this for awhile. doc says a prostate biopsy neces. test safe?

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Dr. Jeffrey Levine
Family Medicine 33 years experience
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. Prostate biopsy is a relatively safe procedure, but does carry some risks and side effects. I suggest discussing your result with a Urologist, as it is above normal, but stable. They may recommend additional lab tests vs biopsy.
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