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Meaning of PSA Changes

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Old 10-30-2012, 05:07 PM   #1
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Meaning of PSA Changes

Hi, I'm new to the Board.
I actually searched out the Board based on my PSA Readings over a number of years. My question is how would you interpret these readings? Any cause for concern? I'm 62. Ive had some Protatitis years ago

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Old 10-30-2012, 05:54 PM   #2
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Re: Meaning of PSA Changes

That's a very slow doubling time (close to 4 years) and is fully consistent with age-related increases and possibly prostate size-related increases too. Prostatitis can come and go. Few doctors recommend a biopsy if PSA is under 2.5 and many would wait to 4.0 unless there is some other risk factor, like a positive DRE or a PC death of a first degree relative. I think it's great that you're tracking PSA so you will know if anything unusual occurs.

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