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A 62-year-old male asked:

Hi doctors. i went to the urologist and he found a "bump" on my prostate. i am scheduled for biopsy. my psa is 1.32 on march 13th of this year...does this psa score work in favor or against a cancer diagnosis? i have bph and frequent urination night?

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Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Prostatitis can raise the PSA. It also is raised from infection or inflammation. A raised PSA should be evaluated by a urologist. It is not common for someone to have prostate cancer with a PSA of 1.32, see your urologist.
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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
I previously answered your question. You have BPH and nodule was detected with rectal exam. Your PSA level argues against prostate cancer especially PSA level was above 1 in the previous year(s). Prostate bump (nodule) is not a pathognomotnc sign for prostate cancer.
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