A 55-year-old male asked:
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my psa is 5, is prostate biopsy recommended. i have no symptoms. no blood in stool or urine.

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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
You Should consider: Normal PSA ( Prostatic Specific Antigen ) 2.5- 3.0 ng/ml Based on the levels , examination of prostate , due to peak incidence at your age , your doctor recommended and follow your doctor's advise , it is a low risk procedure ,At your age yes if you are two more decades older (75) then will be no (now most take that path )
Answered on Sep 5, 2019
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