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... 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)
... known for making the PSA level go up or down, and most of the time the PSA level changes it is not due to prostate cancer! ... (1 replies)
... Larger the prostate is, the more PSA it produces, so gland size needs to be factored in to calculate "PSA density" for a reading to be meaningful. ... (26 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)
... influence of antibiotics on psa level;specifically levaquin and clindamycin (1 replies)
... Of course, at this point I am not trying to make a decision on a treatment, just figuring out when to have biopsies if the PSA I am getting in 3 days is still high. ... (15 replies)
... The PSA is high but many other reasons could cause it to spike. ... (15 replies)
... The PSA level could be thought as higher if not under the influence of the drug. You should inform your doctor about this fact too. ... (3 replies)
Psa 24
Nov 2, 2011
... Not necessarily. An elevated PSA means that something is going on that is affecting the prostate. ... (15 replies)
... Those PSA values look pretty stable over 10 months, though elevated of course, and up from that fairly reassuring 2.6 level three years ago. From what you describe, I can see why your doctor was focusing on an infection as the cause. ... (8 replies)
Psa 24
Nov 2, 2011
... ile those symptoms can be symptoms of cancer, they are rarely symptoms when the cancer is at an early stage. I can understand why the doctor was spooked at that PSA of 24, and a biopsy might be the best course. However, because such a PSA could so easily be due solely to infection, you might want to do some other checks. ... (15 replies)
... I have never heard of any kind of PSA flare being associated with this drug. Rather, I think the elevation in PSA for several weeks after starting the drug is probably due to the passage of time on the drug that is needed to bring the cancer under control. ... (6 replies)
I got a lower PSA
Feb 28, 2012
... I am pleased to post in this thread the continuing low PSA result of 0. ... (6 replies)
... If in doubt, abstain from any such activites for a month or so prior to a PSA exam. ... (26 replies)
... That initial increase in PSA level may be due to the drugs initial flare with regards to the decrease of leukocytes. ... (6 replies)
... Have you asked the doctors for their reasoning? I was told to expect a bounce after 12-15 months, but it was more a flattening of the curve (0.48 to 0.44). There are other factors which can influence the measure (like different lab or orgasm timing) - is the Doctor taking that into account perhaps? (1 replies)
... I've heard speculation about PSA as a cause or growth agent before, but I too think this may be the first solid evidence. ... (3 replies)
... If a man's PSA level is at the median value or less for his age group, then the risk for prostate cancer is very low.... ... (2 replies)
... or 0.01, and they will gain great peace of mind. They still need to regularly monitor with PSA and perhaps other tests, but the chances that they have been cured are extremely high. Wouldn't you agree that that is a huge benefit? ... (27 replies)
... e elevated PSA, but don't neglect the possible impact of the infection that appears to be present. The classic pattern of a prostate infection is an up and down PSA pattern, and that is consistent with your case. Some of those declines have been quite substantial after just a short course of Cipro. ... (17 replies)

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