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What are the side effects of adalat (nifedipine) retard can it raise psa level?

What are the side effects of adalat (nifedipine) retard can it raise psa level?

Headache, swollen: Ankles, skin flushing lassitude, constipation. Less commonly fainting, dizziness, indigestion, rapid heart rate/palpitations, anxiety, urinary frequency, erectile dysfunction, insomnia, swollen joints and visual disturbances. Should not have any effect on psa. ...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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My dad has 13 psa, gleason of 5+3 in 50% of tissue in left lateral apex. Has scores of 7 on both left and right side, with 5 clear cores. Prognosis?

My dad has 13 psa, gleason of 5+3 in 50% of tissue in left lateral apex.  Has scores of 7 on both left and right side, with 5 clear cores.  Prognosis?

Hard to say...: Dad's prostate cancer-P-Ca, is in high-risk category due to being high Gelason score, high number of core involvement in both lobes, etc. , but no one can pinpoint to precisely say yes or no at what degree & to what extent. How to get reasonable glimpse of prognosis? Take time & patience to review the articles listed in http://formefirst.com/FreeInfoProstate.html; then, you gain insight in outlook ...Read more

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Left flank pain for one month. No injury. Tender to touch. Can't lay on left side. Cmp blood test was good. Psa .49 dr said probably muscular. Ct scan of abdomen ok. What are other possibilities?

Left flank pain for one month. No injury. Tender to touch. Can't lay on left side. Cmp blood test was good. Psa .49  dr said probably muscular. Ct scan of abdomen ok. What are other possibilities?

CT scan does not: ...Show the bowels very well. I suspect the pain to be either muscular or coming from your bowels. So if it does not settle down soon, you would be best helped by a gastroenterologist who can check your bowels for any ailments affecting your small or large intestine. ...Read more

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What are the common effects of wound infection on psa blood test?

What are the common effects of wound infection on psa blood test?

Unsure: Psa stands for prostate specific antigen and because it is specific for the prostate there is no rationale for why could be affected by a wound infection. ...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?

Who really knows?: Its commonly quoted normal range as 0-4 ng.Ml, but its real clinical significance should be closely correlated with fh, its serial change over time, the finding on dre, individual risk assessment, etc. To deduce its meaning at the time in a man. More detail? To http://www.Formefirst.Com/freeinfoprostate.Html. ...Read more

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