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Psa Level 9
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
67 year old man diagnosed with stage 3 liver disease. One kidney removed due to cancer. PSA level is at 9. What is estimated life expectancy?
Normal: Assume that you will live out your years with the same chance as any of your friends of reaching 100. A majority of kidneys respected for cancer result in cure. Liver disease is largely reversible when the cause is found and addressed. If you can live clean and know the secret that the liver loves it when you exercise, then oil forward to many more good years. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
No...: It will not.....Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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?
Normal: 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, PSA level of 0.24 is normal. PSA cannot be too low. ...Read more
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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No: If anything it may be slightly higher. ...Read more
Urologist: Perhaps you should get checked out by a urologist ...Read more
It is unlikely:
It is entirely possible that some minor increase in PSA could occur due to masturbation but it is more likely unrelated. So you should consult your urologist if your PSA continues to rise. I would advise you to recheck the PSA level a couple of times, 1 month apart. If it is progressively rising and gets past 5-6 ng/ml,
You should get your prostate checked out to rule out Cancer of the Prostate. ...Read more
Repeat test: Repeat test...If still up and Family Hx of CaProstate, then Biopsy. If up and no Fam Hx of CaP...Rx for 1 month with Levaquin (levofloxacin) 250 daily. If down. Watch and repeat in 3-4 months. If up. Biopsy, Some Urologist are doing PCA 3 test to decide whether to Bx or not...Remember! No long distance bike riding, honeymoon sex, constipated stools, or colonscopy for 3-4 days prior to next blood test PSA. ...Read more
Hi 38 male with prostatitis psa levels at 0.24 just wanted to know if that's ok or reason for concern thanks?
Yes: At 34, PSA OF. 24 is perfect. Not much more to say ...Read more
Psa level went down from 100 to 4 is it safe now or still we need to worry? Hemoglobin went from 11.5 to 11 though.
PSA Rise: Not quite sure why your psa had been so high, (? Infection) a level of 4 is obviously less concerning, I would have it rechecked in 3 months, and then likely 6 months to re-establish the pattern, if it goes down and then back up again this may be a concern. ...Read more
I'm 38 male just had blood work to check psa levels and it came back at 0.24 just wanted to know if that's good or bad thanks?
Bigger picture. ..: PSA is produced by the prostate gland. Infection, inflammation or prostate cancer can elevate the levels. As a screening tool PSA is a poor test; sometimes elevated for no clear reason, or offering false reassurance to people. Result is best interpreted with your physician who will take into account your risk of prostate cancer (family history, lower urinary tract symptoms, or abnormality on DRE) ...Read more
Should I worry because I have psa level at 3.1. I'm 60 yrs. 6'-1'' 270 lbs. I am walking 4 to 6 miles 5 dys wk. Was 295 lbs jan 20. Blood pr 116/71?
Psa: New aua guidelines indicate psa above 2.5 may indicate a need for a biopsy. In a 60 yo with a family history and a psa of 3.1 I would advise bx if pt has >10 year life expectany, if no family history I would be less adamant...But I would offer bx or repeat psa in 3-6 months. Clearly dre and older psa results would be important. ...Read more
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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