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Elevated Psa Levels
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do you recommend for persistently elevated PSA (8-9) with multiple negative prostate biopsies and negative prostate MRI?
52 male w/rapidly elevated psa, poor free psa test, dre that shows thickening upper right quadrant with nodule. Will docs sedate for biopsy if rqstd?
I have a small bump in the perenium area and have been seejng a urologost yearly for elevated psa cpuld this be a swollen gland or a calcium deosit ?
Unlikely: Not related to psa....Show your doc.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Just wanted to know if psa level of 0.24 is low or high for 38 male history of prostatitis in family also diagnosed with prostatitis thank you?
Is this for you?: If this value is normal for female like you, it's great but its value of routine check is unclear. The main value of its use in female is to check if breast cancer is psa-positive or -negative so to "predict" potential survival. If in a man with average risks, he wouldn't need annual check but once every 2-3 yrs plus dre. Detail? Ask doc in expertise tiemly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe.: Positive predictive value of psa test between 4 and 10 is about 25%. Above 10 is about 50%. That means 3 out of 4 men with psa between 4 and 10 will not have cancer. If over 75 risk of dying from newly diagnosed cancer identified by psa testing is very low. So, wouldn't be worried. Should have had this conversation before testing... Psa test not recommended without understanding implications. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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