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Can the flu cause elevated psa levels?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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2 doctors agree
In brief: No
By psa i assume you mean prostate specific antigen test.
They are not related.

In brief: No
By psa i assume you mean prostate specific antigen test.
They are not related.
Dr. Lester Thompson
Dr. Lester Thompson
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Not typically
Urinay tract infection, urinary retention, prostate inflammation or infection, benign prostatic growth, and recent ejaculation have been shown to cause transient benign increases in psa values.
The half life of the psa molecule in the blood stream is long enough that repeat checks should not occur any closer than 4 to 6 weeks apart to represent a new value.

In brief: Not typically
Urinay tract infection, urinary retention, prostate inflammation or infection, benign prostatic growth, and recent ejaculation have been shown to cause transient benign increases in psa values.
The half life of the psa molecule in the blood stream is long enough that repeat checks should not occur any closer than 4 to 6 weeks apart to represent a new value.
Dr. Edward Cherullo
Dr. Edward Cherullo
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
In brief: Unlikely
Not likely.

In brief: Unlikely
Not likely.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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