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... Most importantly, do not defer the biopsy because of fears of taking Cipro if your PSA scores or other diagnostic criteria indicate a high risk of cancer. ... (17 replies)
PSA levels
May 11, 2009
... You and your husband are certainly doing the right thing by his getting those PSA tests. ... (4 replies)
Changes in PSA/PC
Mar 14, 2018
... m thinking your urologist strongly suspects infection is causing your fluctuating PSA results as those results are consistent with the classic pattern for prostate infections that wax and wane but not with prostate cancer. ... (5 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)
Rapid PSA rise
Dec 30, 2011
... Here are some additional thoughts about the sharp increase in PSA from 5.9 to 9. ... (6 replies)
PSA Level
Jul 17, 2011
... I'm a 45 year old male with no family history of prostate cancer. I've been havin regular annual physicals for the last ten years with an average psa level of 1. ... (1 replies)
... Hi Hope4Happines, I'm coming late to your thread but thought you might want a response as your latest post has gone unanswered. I've read all the posts to date. I'll put some comments in green. (9 replies)
... likely in my layman's view, that you have an infection that is waxing and waning, causing changes in the PSA level. A fluctuating PSA is a classic sign of infection, though it's possible there may also be cancer present. ... (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)
... See uro as frequent urination continuing. First PSA 1. ... (7 replies)
... Hi Looney, Welcome to the board! :) That's a scary ride that you and your husband have been on these last two years. :eek: :dizzy: You are certainly getting more than your money's worth of anxiety. I'll insert some thoughts in green. Jim You're welcome. Please followup if you have additional questions. I hope you can keep your spirits up during this scarry... (17 replies)
... Infections can wax and wane, and they influence PSA and some other tests, such as "free PSA." Infections are often hard to pin down, though trial and error with various antibiotics is a common tactic. Sometimes the source of infection is never pinned down. ... (4 replies)
... I'm 57. My primary care doctor noted increased velocity in my PSA score, which was 3.9 a week ago, an increase of nearly a full point from early 2010. ... (7 replies)
... A testing can raise a "red flag" for you to look into what's going on, but it is not "specific" to prostate cancer...that means that other things can cause one's PSA level to rise, and elevated PSA does not specifically mean one has prostate cancer. ... (12 replies)
Fast Rising PSA
Dec 5, 2009
... Hello Rising and welcome to the board! :wave: I am now a ten year veteran of a challenging case of PC, and I've learned a lot about the disease (but have had no enrolled medical education). I'll insert some comments in green. (4 replies)
... risk cases for men your age, and from the details re PSA and DRE that you have so far, you appear to be in that category. ... (34 replies)
Fluctuating psa
Aug 29, 2017
... It strikes me as odd that the doctor took blood for the PSA test after the DRE. Like other factors mentioned that can increase PSA, a DRE can also do so. ... (6 replies)
First PSA 15.2
Jan 17, 2011
... The score that's driving the concern in your case is that PSA of 15. If there might be some infection involved, which would also likely boost PSA independent of cancer, that could alter the picture a lot. ... (13 replies)
Free PSA low %
Jun 23, 2010
... Hi Jim and welcome to the board! I'll insert some thoughts in green. (1 replies)
Psa of 50
May 20, 2010
... or patient's PSA kept rising until it hit about 200, at which point the right antibiotic was finally identified, the infection was knocked out, and the patient's PSA returned to normal! ... (8 replies)

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