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... My uro told me that having sex withing 2 days of having blood drawn for your PSA test could produce a false positive. ... (5 replies)
... infection and PSA, how PSA behaves when there is infection, and other influences on PSA. If you know all that, skip to "Using PubMed to answer your question. ... (1 replies)
... get that biopsy. It is far from a sure thing that it will reveal cancer, but there are several clues that in combination argue for going ahead now. First, your PSA of 7. ... (1 replies)

PSA rise
Nov 13, 2007
... First, something caused your PSA to jump all the way from .8 to 8.5, and then fall to 3.9 three weeks later. It could have been a test error as the doctor suspected. ... (9 replies)
PSA problem.
Jan 23, 2016
... in other words, a PSA of 2 becomes 4, in the same length of time later becomes 8, in the same length of time again becomes 16, and so on. ... (4 replies)
Max PSA Level
Aug 13, 2009
... I've heard that UTIs can raise PSA all by themselves to around 50, but I don't know how common that is. ... (11 replies)
... Prostatitis includes both infection and inflammation of the prostate. ... (8 replies)
PSA problem.
Jan 25, 2016
... It is well established that doing a DRE shortly prior to a PSA blood draw is very likely to increase the leak of PSA into the blood and result in a temporarily elevated PSA result, which of course would have the appearance of being evidence favoring a biopsy. ... (4 replies)
Psa of 50
May 20, 2010
... The PSA is a wonderful sentry to alert us that something is going wrong in the prostate, but that "something" is more often, in the case of a high PSA, an infection than it is cancer. ... (8 replies)
... I know a prostate infection can raise PSA levels. Does anyone know if an infection can effct the Free PSA levels also? ... (8 replies)
... My PSA jumped from 4 to 112 and it took 6 months for the value to return to normal. Sex, riding a bike and infection can all raise PSA. ... (6 replies)
... Hi nadamlie and welcome to this board! :) You've had some helpful replies already, but I'll add a few points in green to an excerpt of your initial post. I'll be second guessing the doctors, but please be aware that I have had no enrolled medical education. I'm just passing on what I have learned from coping with this disease over the past ten years. Good luck with... (5 replies)
... The fact is that it's still hard in 2008 to pin down all prostate infection or inflammations. Often the doctor is successful, but there are many that cannot be pinned down. ... (1 replies)
... Hi Howie, I'm responding to your first post that started this thread, and I'll put comments in green. Jim It sure is easier to think about all this when you are not on the firing line yourself, as you are now. (10 replies)
... PSA testing can raise a "red flag" for you to look into what's going on, but it is not "specific" to prostate cancer... ... (12 replies)
... I'm thinking that because infections often raise PSA and at the same time lower the free PSA percentage, throwing it off and making it of questionable use for predicting prostate cancer. There have been other recent posts about this. ... (9 replies)
... about a PSA of 10 to 15. A nodule could be due to cancer, but there are other causes as well. ... (16 replies)
PSA now 24
Jun 9, 2010
... Your psa was probably lower than 24 as your uro did a DRE and then the psa draw. A Dre will falsely raise a psa, arguably. My bet is infection, they dont move like that with PCA, but what do I know. ... (7 replies)
Steady rising psa
Jan 13, 2012
... I'm chiming in to join Allen in reassuring you that that PSA pattern and level look fine, especially for a 67 year old. ... (4 replies)
PSA levels
May 11, 2009
... medical understanding and from what I've read, if there had been an infection in the prostate, antibiotics might have reduced the infection and caused PSA to decline. I have not heard anything that would cause the antibiotics to have the opposite effect. ... (4 replies)

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