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Dr. David Brouwer
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Elevated Psa (Overview)

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.


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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
80 Doctors shared insights

Elevated Psa (Overview)

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.


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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

Dr. Erik Suh Dr. Suh
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Elevated psa (Tip)

Psa is becoming less important in diagnosis of prostate cancer screening for experts. ...See 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

Dr. Colin Kerr Dr. Kerr
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Elevated psa (Tip)

Early prostate cancer causes no symptoms. If you have symptoms, you don't need a psa test. ...See more

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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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What do you recommend for persistently elevated PSA (8-9) with multiple negative prostate biopsies and negative prostate MRI?

What do you recommend for persistently elevated PSA (8-9) with multiple negative prostate biopsies and negative prostate MRI?

Surveillance: A good quality multiparametric MRI is reliable in ruling out significant high grade cancer. Continued PSA monitoring woukd be recommended ...Read more

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Elevated psa (Tip)

Have a baseline psa at 50. See your dr. For urinary trouble. Take saw palmetto, fruits & veggies! ...See more

Dr. Colin Kerr Dr. Kerr
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Elevated psa (Tip)

Screening with the psa blood test is no longer recommended by the us preventive services task force. ...See 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

Dr. Simon Kimm Dr. Kimm
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Elevated psa (Tip)

Prostate cancer screening involves a blood test (psa) and digital rectal exam (dre). ...See more

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Have psoriatic arthritis dx, new rheumie says that if I don't have elevated inflammation markers then I don't have psa... True or false?

Have psoriatic arthritis dx, new rheumie says that if I don't have elevated inflammation markers then I don't have psa... True or false?

Not unusual: Many patients with psoriatic arthritis (approximtely 50%) will have either normal or near normal ESR and or CRP levels (inflammatory markers). Patients with psoriatic arthritis will usually have negative rheumatoid factors and ccp antibodies and antinuclear factors. ...Read more

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What is a psa test?

What is a psa test?

Prostate Specific Ag: Prostate-specific antigen (psa) test is a standard test that measures the amount of circulating protein produced by the prostate. It is normal for men to have a low level of psa in their blood; however, prostate cancer or benign (not cancerous) conditions can increase a man’s psa level. Therefore, it is important for men to start yearly screening at or before 50 based on family history. ...Read more

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What is a psa test?

What is a psa test?

Blood test: A psa test is a simple blood test for men to assess the prostate gland. It can signify prostate diease, prostate cancer, or just benign enlargement of the prostate gland. The blood test is not specific for any of the above. The psa test, along with a digital rectal examination, can assist in detecting prostate cancer. ...Read more

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What is good psa range?

Usually, ...: Usually, its value of 0-4 ng/ml has been commonly adopted as normal range, the significance behind should be correlated with age, dre finding, family hx, its pace of change, and other clinical parameters to deduce. More detail? Go to http://www. Formefirst. Com/eprostate. Html and http://www. Formefirst. Com/newauapsa. Html ...Read more

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In men what makes psa elevate?

In men what makes psa elevate?

Here are some. ..: Causes for PSA elevation may include: aging, prostate enlargement, infection/inflammation, prostate cancer, instrumentation to prostate urethra, etc. To clear some of its conflicting confusions, go to peruse the articles in http://www. Formefirst. Com/FreeInfoProstate. Html. Furthermore, you may ask your urologist... ...Read more

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Is psa useful in healthy 60 yo?

Is psa useful in healthy 60 yo?

No: Us preventive task force has determined that screening of healthy men with psa is not useful. ...Read more

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How high can a psa test go and be ok?

No single level ok: Normal psa levels are age dependent, levels are higher in older people. Up to the age of 60 the upper limit of normal is 4 ng/ml. However if a person had a psa level of 0.5ng/ml and the following year it has gone up to 3 ng/ml that would be a cause for concern even though the results are within "normal" limits. You need to consult your doctor to see if you should get psa done or not. ...Read more

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What would constitute a normal psa level?

Between 0-4: A normal psa level is between 0 and 4. Howevere, there is an age-adjusted psa level that is different depending on your age. The older a patient is, the higher the psa can become without being too alarming. ...Read more

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What level of PSA should I be concerned about?

What level of PSA should I be concerned about?

Here are some...: Although a range of 0-4 ng/ml has been used as PSA normal reference value, its significant level of concern has been in debate. To sort the available confusion, I have collected and summarized the PSA 45-yr available stories in the articles as listed in http://formefirst. Com/FreeInfoProstate. Html. Please take time to peruse them so to gain better ideas on how to reasonably put in its best use. ...Read more

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Please explain the problem of checking vs. Non checking psa's?

Please explain the problem of checking vs. Non checking psa's?

Here are some...: The connection of cancer to death has embedded in most people's mind. To some kind of cancer, this may be true and relevant; to prostate cancer, it's not, but a different story. Meanwhile, the pros and cons of testing psa has undergone a fast pace of adjustment especially over the past 10 years. More detail on pros and cons on psa usage, go to http://formefirst. Com/newauapsa. Html ...Read more

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A psa 6.9 is biopsy needed?

A psa 6.9 is biopsy needed?

Maybe: While a psa level of 6.9 might suggest the need for a biopsy, factors such as a patients age, other medical conditions, life expectancy, previous psa values, the presence of lower urinary tract symptoms that might suggest prostate infection or inflammation, feel of the prostate on palpation, family history of prostate cancer and patient desire to have the biopsy all factor into this decision. ...Read more

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Is psa or CEA test reliable?

Is psa or CEA test reliable?

Yes, but depending..: Psa has been useful and reliable but depending on who uses it and how it's applied so not to serve political correctness and commercialism. More detail? To http://www. Formefirst. Com/newauapsa. Html and http://www. Formefirst. Com/freeinfoprostate. Html ...Read more

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What is a normal psa level post-op?

PSA: After the removal of the prostate for cancer, a radical prostatectomy, the PSA should be undetectable; he labs report it as less tha. 2 or less than. 06 this means there is no evidence of cancer at that time. Usually check PSA 6 weeks after such surgery, and everyb3 months for 2 years to monitor for cancer coming back ...Read more

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What does 41.31 mg/ml psa test show?

What does 41.31 mg/ml psa test show?

Is this...: If this number is just a spike over time and occurs along clinical and lab suspicion for uti, it may be just uti-related. If it is an ending value of progressive elevation with no suspicion for uti, this value surely incites seriously professional concern of possible prostate cancer. So, see doc in expertise timely for detailing. Best luck... ...Read more

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How does melatonin effect PSA levels?

How does melatonin effect PSA levels?

No effect: Melatonin comes only from the pineal gland in the brain. PSA comes from only prostate tissue. ...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