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Psa levels normal at 0.49?

Psa levels normal at 0.49?

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 of average risks, he wouldn't need annual check but once every 2-3 yrs plus DRE.

Detail? Ask doc in expertise timely. ...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


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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 is a normal psa level post-op?

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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How long after a needle biopsy until psa levels settle back to"normal" if you need another psa test? Thanks, JC

PSA: Generally we wait at least 3 months after a biopsy before checking a PSA. If you check it any sooner you might see a falsely elevated PSA as a result of the biopsy. Some feel 4 to 6 weeks is adequate. I always wait 3 months ...Read more

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I have taken blood sample psa level is 7. When I pass urine I am having buring sensation some time kindky advice me psa level is normal?

I have taken blood sample psa level is 7. When I pass urine I am having buring sensation some time kindky advice me psa level is normal?

Not normal: Normal psa is under 4. That's doesn't meant the burning is related to it though. It could be totally unrelated. Go see your doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more

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Md said not to worry about low (7.5) free psa. Is this true or should I see a urologist? 60yrs. Normal psa for age.

Md said not to worry about low (7.5) free psa. Is this true or should I see a urologist? 60yrs. Normal psa for age.

This : This really depends on what your total psa is. If your total psa is between 4 and 10 it is more significant as the lower your free psa, the higher the likelihood of prostate cancer. If your psa is less than 4, the free psa is really not that important. ...Read more

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My father age 51 had recurrent issue of pus cells (40hpf), from past 3 months, his psa test is normal and prostate is slightly enlarged?

My father age 51 had recurrent issue of pus cells (40hpf), from past 3 months, his psa test is normal and prostate is slightly enlarged?

Okay for now!: Pus cells without symptoms may be okay. Has he had tests for STD? Is he a diabetic? Is he seeing a urologist? ...Read more

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Husband age 61 has PSA of 5.8. His younger brother just diagnosed with prostate cancer and having surgery. Is level 5.8 ok or need follow-up?

Husband age 61 has PSA of 5.8.  His younger brother just diagnosed with prostate cancer and having surgery. Is level 5.8 ok or need follow-up?

Need follow-up: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, a PSA level of 5.8 does need follow up. Please note that about 75% of the people your husband's age do not have prostate cancer even with elevated PSA. ...Read more

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Age 74 last PSA 11.8 after semen excretion in the morning other findings are normal just psA keep rising despite antibiotics, is biopsy or mRI a-must?

Age 74 last PSA 11.8 after semen excretion in the morning other findings are normal just psA keep rising despite antibiotics, is biopsy or mRI a-must?

See below: In general, 1) best to refrain from ejaculation for 24-48 hrs before PSA blood test; and 2) a rising PSA, especially >10 ng/ml, in the absence of a UTI is a potential cause for concern. Goal at age 74 is to rule out “clinically significant” prostate cancer. Whether to biopsy prostate or obtain biomarkers or MRI or not depends on several factors. Recommend evaluation and discussion by a urologist. ...Read more

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My father age 48 recently had psa level 71 ng/ml, had problem in urination, is it cancer is it curable?

My father age 48 recently had psa level 71 ng/ml, had problem in urination, is it cancer is it curable?

See answer: A PSA of 71 ng/ml is markedly elevated and in that range is usually related to prostate cancer or a recent urinary tract infection/prostatitis. Benign enlargement of the prostate (BPH) is most common cause of an elevated PSA but, by itself, would not cause that degree of PSA elevation. If prostate cancer is the cause, PSA alone does not accurately predict curability. Urology evaluation needed. ...Read more

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Ultrasound after kidney stone attack. "Mildly inhomogeneous prostate posterially otherwise unremarkable." PSA <1 and DRE clear 6 mo. Ago. Age 57.???

Ultrasound after kidney stone attack. "Mildly inhomogeneous prostate posterially otherwise unremarkable." PSA <1 and DRE clear 6 mo. Ago. Age 57.???

Ok, ...: What described for the prostate was apparently incidentally found. Most likely, it is not clinically significant under your clinical profile with normal DRE and PSA <1 ng.ml. To explore more realistically about PSA/its use & pratate/its care, welcome to peruse articles in http://www.formefirst.com/onPSA-P-Ca.html. More? Contact me at www.healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in for appointments. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have prostate cancer in the age of 26. I had gone for the psa test and psa level is 3.75. But doctor said no problem you live your?

Is it possible to have prostate cancer in the age of 26. I had gone for the psa test and psa level is 3.75. But doctor said no problem you live your?

Very rare: It is possible but unlikely. The incidence of prostate cancer in patients under 50 is very low and usually found in patients with a strong family history. Psa can be elevatd due to other noncancer causes and is controversial as a screening tool. You should see a urologist to discuss further. ...Read more

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My father age 52 years had recurrent pus cells in urine from past 3 months, is this related with prostate cancer though his psa test are normal.

My father age 52 years had recurrent pus cells in urine from past 3 months, is this related with prostate cancer though his psa test are normal.

WBC in urine: White blood cells, pus, in the urine would be more related to bladder or kidney infection. The prostate does not actually come in contact with urine even though the bladder drains right thru the prostate. ...Read more

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What is the role of pet CT scan in diagnosis of prostate cancer, I have psa level of 36 with 0.07% free. Pet is normal?

What is the role of pet CT scan in diagnosis of prostate cancer, I have psa level of 36 with 0.07% free. Pet is normal?

No biopsy?: You are 40 years old with PSA of 36. Free PSA 0.07%. No biopsy was done?? Did you see a urologist? Best of luck. ...Read more

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33yr male with ED [good morning erections], RLS, difficulty sleeping, and overactive Bladder. How are they related? [Normal Testost., PSA and TSH levels]

33yr male with ED [good morning erections], RLS, difficulty sleeping, and overactive Bladder. How are they related? [Normal Testost., PSA and TSH levels]

Relation?: Your combination of issues may or may not be definitively related to each other. Anxiety and underlying stress can certainly play a role in all your issues. Keep seeing the Doctor and assure you get good evaluations to be sure you get the best treatment needed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about high psa levels?

Should I be concerned about high psa levels?

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 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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What is psa? A what does it mean when you psa level of 0.44

What is psa? A what does it mean when you psa level of 0.44

prostate: Psa is a marker found in your blood. Psa is produced by the cells of your prostate and can be used as a marker for prostate cancer. Your level is low which is fine. An increasing psa would be worrisome and could be associated with prostate cancer. ...Read more

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My PSA level is 2.5. What should it be for a 55-year-old man. Can you help?

My PSA level is 2.5. What should it be for a 55-year-old man. Can you help?

0-3.5 : For a man, age 50-59 age specific PSA are between 0 to 3.5. For a woman that age I don't know ;) ...Read more

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What is a psa test used for, and at what age would it be helpful to do a psa test?

What is a psa test used for, and at what age would it be helpful to do a psa test?

Prostate test: Prostate specific antigen... A protein produced by prostate, both normal (benign) and cancerous, tissue. Studies found that men with prostate cancer will produce higher levels of psa, thus the basis of the psa blood test for prostate cancer screening. Most organizations recommend screening to begin around the age of 40-50, earlier for those men at high risk (african-american, family history). ...Read more

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What is a psa test? Mine was 2.6. What is a normal reading for a 65 y.O. Male? How concerned should I be in the future?

Good...: Psa at 2.6 ng/ml for a 58-y-o man is good, but always to correlate it to its serial moving over the years and the finding of digital rectal exam (dre). To address the potential related concerns on psa controversy, I have written some articles in http://www.Formefirst. Com/freeinfoprostate. Html. ...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

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19 months after brachitherapy the psa valeu, is 5.38 ng/ml. Is it normal?

19 months after brachitherapy the psa valeu, is 5.38 ng/ml. Is it normal?

Rising PSA ...: No normal! Brachytherapy failed to control your P-Ca so lead to rising PSA after definitive Rx like brachy..., which usually indicates 3 possibilities — local recurence, nearby spread, & distant spread. You need rectal palpation and repeating prostate US + Biopsy or ... How to reasonably handle this clinical dilemma? More? Go to http://www.formefirst.com/FreeInfoProstate.html. And ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Can dihydrotestosterone cause high psa levels?

Can dihydrotestosterone cause high psa levels?

Yes?: Dihydrotestosterone (dht) is the bio-active form of testosterone(t). Blocking t to Dht by 5-alpha reductase inhibitors such as Finasteride or Dutasteride will decrease psa by some 50%. So, we can say more Dht may cause psa elevation. But, still remember, to a great extent, a healthy body has all bio-feed-back automation to regulate the balance of substances of metabolism. Then, if any, high dht... ...Read more

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What is a normal psa for a 77-year-old?

What is a normal psa for a 77-year-old?

Psa: I think health status is more important. If the 77 looks good and is very healthy I would consider a bx at a lower value. In an unhealthy 77 yo, I would hold off doing a bx unless the psa was very high. Psa should not be done on a pt who has less than a ten-year life expectancy. Over 4 in a 77 yo old should prompt a bx discussion. ...Read more