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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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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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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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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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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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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