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... The pathology report from last week was all that was done with the initial biospy and the IHC marker test was recommended but not done. My father saw the Urologist yesterday and the IHC marker test was ordered to rule out prostate cancer. ... (34 replies)
... s plan looks sound to me, especially dumping the biopsy if the PSA pattern signals that an infection is driving the PSA. ... (2 replies)
... examination of my high PSA sees my level drop to below 10 for the first time in a couple of years. ... (36 replies)

... Hi and welcome to the board. ... (4 replies)
... Also, PSA is only weakly correlated with prostate cancer as the above link shows. For example, I have a PSA of 7. ... (4 replies)
... but still keeping tabs on my BPH symptoms and high PSA. ... (36 replies)
Psa velocity
Nov 13, 2017
... It makes sense to me to use the 4.4 value as the higher value appears to have been elevated due to an infection that responded to Cipro. That said, I'm a little puzzled by that free PSA of 8% at the same time as the 4.4 test. Free PSA is affected similarly by both infection and cancer (but not BPH), and I'm thinking there still may be some infection that the Cipro is not... (13 replies)
Fluctuating psa
Aug 29, 2017
... I hesitated before replying because you just said that you are having the biopsy done. But then it struck me that you are having it done "to get a better idea," and you may want to consider some additional facts before choosing the biopsy alternative. ... (6 replies)
... I had urine tested and was normal. So can I rule out infection as the cause? ... (5 replies)
... cancerous prostate will produce about .1 units of cancer for every cc of cancer, in other words, one tenth. Therefore, a prostate of 35 cc would account for a PSA based on healthy cells of about 3.5, and you are well below that. Another rule of thumb uses a factor of .067 for every cc, so 35 cc X . ... (5 replies)
... infection can do to PSA in the absence of cancer. I hope and expect that your cancer tests, should you need them will continue to be negative. ... (36 replies)
... I have had no enrolled medical training, and your uro is, of course, a doctor, and has examined you and apparently followed your situation for some time, and he does not appear to be rushing you toward a biopsy and treatment. Therefore his recommendation of an MRI has a lot of credibility. ... (9 replies)
... That welcome decrease is consistent with the waxing and waning pattern of an infection or inflammation on top of the BPH, and my hunch is that that is the way the urologist will continue to view it that way too. ... (36 replies)
... Here are some facts to keep in mind and tactics you could try to figure out what is happening. ... (36 replies)
Rise in PSA
Jul 23, 2016
... I'm glad you found the Board, and hope you get several responses. ... (9 replies)
... In July, 2013, my PSA was 6.0 and free PSA was 18. ... (3 replies)
... st time poster. 66 yr old male with BPH and 20 yr history of prostate PSA averaging 2.5. ... (0 replies)
... I am a 64 year old male in good health, exercise regularly and eat well and in moderation. ... (0 replies)
... However, testosterone metabolizes into DHT which aggravates BPH and contributes to a rise in PSA levels. Based on that, you might want to hold off on your TRT to see if that may be contributing to your PSA. ... (2 replies)
... it is likely that the testosterone aggravated your BPH causing your PSA to rise. Testosterone is metabolized into DHT which will further aggravate your BPH. ... (11 replies)

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