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A 62-year-old member asked:

can the flu cause elevated psa levels?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Not really : It may increase the psa very slightly but only briefly as part of an inflammatory response. But, generally, no. The psa should not be elevated high enough to worry. If it is, you need it checked out.
Dr. Edward Cherullo
Urology 24 years experience
Not typically: Urinay tract infection, urinary retention, prostate inflammation or infection, benign prostatic growth, and recent ejaculation have been shown to cause transient benign increases in psa values. The half life of the psa molecule in the blood stream is long enough that repeat checks should not occur any closer than 4 to 6 weeks apart to represent a new value.

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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: elevated psa?

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Dr. Juan Merayo-Rodriguez
Pathology 23 years experience
Prostate Antigen: The percentage of measured prostate-specific antigen (psa) existing in the free form (free:total psa ratio) is useful in assessing the risk of prostate cancer in patients with borderline or moderately increased total psa (4.0-10.0 ng/ml) and has been used to help select men who should have follow-up prostate biopsy.

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