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Old 10-07-2010, 06:00 AM   #1
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PSA score

I did not know that you should not have sex the night before testing. My psa score came back at 1.4. Is this a false score and if not is this a O K score for a 53 year old?
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Re: PSA score

Hi rldjad,

PSA results can be influenced by many factors. Surely sex hours before a test it will give false alarms. However to better diagnose your prostate health your PSA past history is crucial. One single test indicating 1.40 is considered normal (0.0 to 4.0 = normal), unless you have any other symptom.
A friend of mine was diagnosed with prostate cancer when he got successive increases in PSA (reaching a value of 2.60), which prompted the need of a biopsy, confirming the existence of cancer. That is a good example for a case of a PSA within the normal limits, but signaling cancer.

Wishing you the best,

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