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Doctor insights on: Supplements That Affect Psa Level

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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I take a creatine supplement, Can it cause a false reading or a higher reading on a PSA test?

I take a creatine supplement, Can it cause a false reading or a higher reading on a PSA test?

Supplements are wast: It is a waste of money to take supplements like this one. They can only cause confusion and clearly offer no medical benefit. I would advise you to stop taking creatine and repeat your PSA in 2-3 weeks later as this is not likely to be related to creatine.....it could imply problems with your prostate health. Go see a urologist if you do not already have one checking on your PSA -related issues. ...Read more

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Initiating a high soy low fat diet with palmetto supplement. How long should I wait be for having a repeat psa and prostate check?.

Initiating a high soy low fat diet with palmetto supplement. How long should I wait be for having a repeat psa and prostate check?.

Integrative Medicine: Sounds like you need someone to work with you individually on a concern you're having. Physicians who are board certified in integrative holistic medicine can be found through the american board of integrative holistic medicine: http://www.Abihm. Org if you use the find a doctor search tool, you may find an integrative urologist or internist who can help you. ...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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Psa blood level 0.9 is that good?

Psa blood level 0.9 is that good?

It is fine: It is fine. We get concerned if the number is high or if there is a large increase at next check. ...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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Hi, I'm a male! Can masturbation raises my PSA Levels. I masturbate every day regularly.

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

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Prostate (psa) level went up to a 5, can it be an enlarged prostate? I m 54 yrs. What to do?

Prostate (psa) level went up to a 5, can it be an enlarged prostate? I m 54 yrs. What to do?

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 Urologists 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

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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 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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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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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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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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Why would cause a psa level to register high without a prostate?

Why would cause a psa level to register high without a prostate?

Cancer: The onyt indication to remove a prostate is for cancer. If one had their prostate removed for cancer and the psa begins to rise, this is an indication that the cancer has recurred. You must see youur urologist for further testing and to begin treatment. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can adalat (nifedipine) raise psa level?

Can adalat (nifedipine) raise psa level?

Not likely: Consult this site for nifedipine/adalat pharmacology and side effects.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000816/. ...Read more

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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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Does the level 10 psa indicates a malignant prostate growth for sure?

Does the level 10 psa indicates a malignant prostate growth for sure?

Not necessarily: Psa level of 10 does warrant a prostate biopsy, though the level by itself is not diagnostic of cancer. ...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

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