U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
GA
A 59-year-old male asked:

I recently had a biopsy of my prostate because my psa level was 15. no cancer was found. now my urologist wants me to get an mri. is this necessary?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
I think yes.: Biopsy is just a sampling. It could be falsely negative. If your urology specialist thinks that your risk of cancer is high enough to justify further testing, you should follow his advice. Prostate cancer is a serious condition.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Apr 12, 2018

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.