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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

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 PSA. More? To ...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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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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Would the flu cause lots of diarreia and frequent falling?

Would the flu cause lots of diarreia and frequent falling?

Most likely: With the flu you tend to get nausea, diarrhea and anorexia. This all leads to dehydration with resultant unsteadiness with standing. Keep drinking fluid! ...Read more

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Can the flu shot cause the flu?

Can the flu shot cause the flu?

No: No. The virus in the vaccine is not a live virus and cannot cause the flu. ...Read more

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Can the flu shot cause sickness?

Can the flu shot cause sickness?

Influenza vaccine: Flu shot side effects may include: slight swelling, redness or pain at vaccination site. If headache, nausea, fever or muscular pain occur they usually resolve within one to two days. You won't get the flu from a flu shot because the virus either contains inactivated virus or doesn't have virus particles in it. Severe side effects are rare. ...Read more

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Can orchitis be caused by the flu?

Can orchitis be caused by the flu?

Maybe: Orchitis is inflammation (redness, warmth, tenderness, swelling) of one or both testicles, generally caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Influenza virus (the flu) is one of the viruses that has been reported to occasionally cause orchitis as part of a generalized febrile illness. ...Read more

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What could cause me to keep constantly getting the flu?

What could cause me to keep constantly getting the flu?

Not the flu: You're not constantly getting the flu. Flu come just once a year, and you don't get it twice. What you think of as the flu is probably a cold, and it's normal to get several colds each year...At least two. ...Read more

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Could having the flu cause emotional changes?

Could having the flu cause emotional changes?

I suppose so...: People are rarely happy when they have the flu. And they often feel like idiots for not getting the flu shot. I guess you could call those "emotional changes.". ...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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Does the flu cause nosebleeds?

Does the flu cause nosebleeds?

No: But a cold virus could. If you have nasal congestion as part of this, it may not be a flu virus. People get nosebleeds this time of year from allergies, so it's not impossible to have a nosebleed and havethe flu, I just don't think the two are really connected. ...Read more

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Why do I have high levels of liver enzymes after the flu and fevers?

Why do I have high levels of liver enzymes after the flu and fevers?

Liver working: Liver cells can be infected by viruses, resulting in the death of these cells and the subsequent leakage of liver enzymes. Alternatively, liver cells produce proteins needed to fight infections, including c-reactive protein and a sedimentation rate. ...Read more

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Please explain which excatly causes you to die from the flu?

Please explain which excatly causes you to die from the flu?

Influenza Deaths: Deaths related to influenza are due to complications such as: a secondary bacterial infection (like pneumonia) or due to worsening of pre-existing conditions (asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure or immunodeficiency, etc.) ...Read more

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Can the flu shot cause a headache?

Yes it could: The flu shot has fragments of the h1n1 virus that caused the 2010 pandemic, and is known to produce a robust immune response. In certain cases, it may cause a headache which should go away. If your headache worsens where you feel extremely ill, begin to have neck pain or become confused, it may be something other than the flu shot- see your doctor if this is the case. ...Read more

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Can the flu shot cause neutropenia?

Can the flu shot cause neutropenia?

?: I don't think that the list of se includes neutropenia but someone who has neutropenia should not receive the vaccine. ...Read more

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Can tonsillitis be caused by the flu?

See below: Tonsillitis is by definition, inflammation of the tonsils. Therefore, flu could cause the tonsils to become inflamed. ...Read more

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Is the flu always a disease caused by a virus?

Is the flu always a disease caused by a virus?

Sure: True influenza is always caused by an influenza virus but there are lots of influenza-like viruses caused by other respiratory viruses and the stomach 'flu, not an influenza at all. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat body aches caused by the flu?

What can I do to treat body aches caused by the flu?

Analgesics: Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen help with body aches (myalgias), but incompletely effective. If <48hrs, dr. Might give tamiflu. Try a warm bath, vaporizer, lots of fluids, throat lozenges. Influenza is a miserable illness. If you haven't been vaccinated, i'd advise you to get it. There are 3 strains of influenza-so, you could theroretically get influenza 2 more times this season. Ugh! ...Read more

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Can the flu cause insomnia? I literally haven't slept in two nights

Can the flu cause insomnia? I literally haven't slept in two nights

It is possible: Usually people experience fatigue and increased sleep during the flu. It is possible to experience insomnia with the flu. Sometimes medication taken for flu symptoms can cause the insomnia. ...Read more

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My 6 yr d child has the flu. Slight fever and woke up dellusional from a horrible nightmare. Cause by fever? What do I do?

My 6 yr d child has the flu. Slight fever and woke up dellusional from a horrible nightmare. Cause by fever? What do I do?

Give comfort: High fevers can cause that, so does nightmares. Give your child tender loving care and supportive treatment for his flu and fever. ...Read more

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Can the flu cause my period to be late?

Yes but: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. Do this before you assume it's anything else ...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