Thread: Two questions
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:40 PM   #4
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Re: Two questions

Tall Allen has a good point. Prostatitis can be painful and can also raise you PSA. When I began my prostate cancer journey, the first thing my urologist did before my first biopsy was to put me on an antibiotic regimen for two weeks to see if my elevated PSA was being caused by prostatitis. He also suggested that I refrain from ejaculating within 48 hours of having blood drawn for a PSA test. He told me that having sex within 48 hours of a PSA test could elevate the reading.