A 25-year-old male asked:
my father psa was 2 two months back, 72 last month when he experianced anuria and catheterized now it is 10 after treated for infection as well as prostatomegaly? what might be the cause for this fluctuation of psa?
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Medical Oncology 50 years experience
It will settle down: PSA is released into blood if the prostate gland is damaged or inflamed(Prostatitis).
Placing a urinary catheter in his case must have caused sufficient trauma to cause the PSA to rise. Once the gland heals, the PSA is expected to come down to the baseline(2-3).
Your father should be under the care of a Urologist to take care of his enlarged prostate and also to recheck his PSA till it is below 10
54 viewsAnswered Jul 16, 2020
Last updated Jul 16, 2020
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