A 53-year-old male asked:
Should you get a psa test during a prostatitis flare up or should you wait for it to resolve? flare ups typically last 3 to 4 months once a year.
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pathology 49 years experience
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 with your doctor as s/he will need to interpret the results of the test.
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Last updated Mar 26, 2019
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