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What is the definition or description of: elevated psa?

What is the definition or description of: elevated psa?

Here are some ...: Its value from 0 - 4 ng/ml has been adopted as its normal range but notoriously inaccurate to predict prostate cancer (P-Ca). To explore its best possible clinical use, PSA has been looked from different angles resulting in its following "derivatives" such as PSA density, velocity, age-specific PSA, complex PSA, and total/free PSA. More? To http://www.formefirst.com/FreeInfoProstate.html. ...Read more

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Dr. David Brouwer
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Elevated Psa (Definition)

Its value from 0 - 4 ng/ml has been adopted as its normal range but notoriously inaccurate to predict prostate cancer (P-Ca). To explore its best possible clinical use, PSA has been looked from different angles resulting in its following "derivatives" such as PSA density, velocity, age-specific PSA, complex PSA, and total/free ...Read more


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Can the flu cause elevated psa levels?

Can the flu cause elevated psa levels?

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. ...Read more

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60 year old father slightly elevated psa level of 4.6?

60 year old father slightly elevated psa level of 4.6?

Here are some ...: PSA ng/ml at 60 is slightly elevated but should be correlated with its change over time (PSA velocity - high if >0.75 ng.ml in 1 yr), possible UTI, or the finding of DRE (digital rectal exam) as well as with patient medical background so to decide if prostate US is a medical necessity. To explore more PSA dilemma, please view the articles in http://formefirst.com/FreeInfoProstate.html. ...Read more

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If you have an elevated psa, what are the odds that it's cancer?

If you have an elevated psa, what are the odds that it's cancer?

High, get checked.: If this is your first result showing high blood psa, you should see your doctor to get worked up to be sure it isn't prostate cancer. Other things, like prostate hypertrophy, can give high psa, but there are different results on dre (digital rectal exam) than cancer. The prostate would be firm, smooth, and rubbery, not rough and irregular. But you don't know unless you get checked, so see dr. ...Read more

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Can a primary care doctor diagnose you with prostate cancer based on a psa test that shows elevated psa?

Can a primary care doctor diagnose you with prostate cancer based on a psa test that shows elevated psa?

Prostate cancer: You can never diagnosed prostate cancer based on a psa test they just aren't that accurate. Diagnosing prostate cancer requires doing a biopsy. Most primary care physicians are good at finding suspicious lesions but they usually refer to urologist for biopsy. Psa tests are not that accurate. ...Read more

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I have a psa 1, 7, my prostate doesn't see enlarge but somehow the inner channel has reduced making the urine flow weak, what alternatives of treatment?

I have a psa 1, 7, my prostate doesn't see enlarge but somehow the inner channel has reduced making the urine flow weak, what alternatives of treatment?

PSA: Do you have a 1 and then a 7, or a 1.7? Big difference of course. If 1.7-ok, if one was now 7, need to follow-up with urology for an eval and discussion. Even if low and no dre evidence of enlargement, you have symptoms of some bladder outlet obstructive process. There are medications that can help this. Urology will treat this, best wishes. ...Read more

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What type of treatment that suitable for 80 years old prostate problem with psa 9.8 ?

Screening: Make sure patient has a transrectal prostate ultrasound. If there is no sign of tumor, a urologist will probably want to take a prostate biopsy. No medication should be started until these tests are completed. If the prostate is simply enlarged ( BPH ) without tumor. There are mediciations to help shrink the gland and enhance urination. ...Read more

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I would like info on treatment for fising psa after prostatectomy. level is now 1.49 13 months post op.?

I would like info on treatment for fising psa after prostatectomy. level is now 1.49 13 months post op.?

Here are some ...: Rising PSA after definitive Rx such as radical prostatectomy (RP), external beam radiation therapy (EBRT) or brachytherapy (radio-seed implant) or cryotherapy may suggest: local recurrence /residual tumor or nearby spread such as lymph node or distant spread such as to lungs, ribs, spine, pelvis, hips, etc. How to handle individual condition? Ask your treating urologist for assessment and Rx as .. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Prostate Specific Antigen (Definition)

Psa is a protein made in the prostate gland that functions to liquefy sperm. It is a serine protease made by both normal and malignant prostate glands. Commonly used as a screening test for prostate cancer, the psa test is widely used to detect which men would benefit from a prostate biopsy as well as detect cancer recurrence in men who have been ...Read more