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Husband is 40 and has a 3.1 prostate level withb psa test. Doc will retest in 6 months she says its high. Should we see a urologist before then ?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Listen to your doc

One value for a psa (especially one that is within the range of normal) is not usually diagnostic.
What matters more is a trend. If the value is still 3.1 in 6 months, it is reassuring. However, if it climbs significantly it may warrant a closer look.

In brief: Listen to your doc

One value for a psa (especially one that is within the range of normal) is not usually diagnostic.
What matters more is a trend. If the value is still 3.1 in 6 months, it is reassuring. However, if it climbs significantly it may warrant a closer look.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Peter Corrado
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A possibility

Many experts would consider a psa of 3.
1 in a 40 y/o to be elevated and continued monitoring of the level is well advised. However, cancer is not the only cause of a high psa. Among other things, a second opinion from a urologist may help to detect an infection or infammation that needs more immediate treatment. Talk it over with your family doctor.

In brief: A possibility

Many experts would consider a psa of 3.
1 in a 40 y/o to be elevated and continued monitoring of the level is well advised. However, cancer is not the only cause of a high psa. Among other things, a second opinion from a urologist may help to detect an infection or infammation that needs more immediate treatment. Talk it over with your family doctor.
Dr. Peter Corrado
Dr. Peter Corrado
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