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    Old 06-02-2014, 03:08 AM   #1
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    Question What could an MD as patient ask his MD about these PSA numbers?...

    a) What could I ask my doctor about these PSA numbers? b) Given variation of risks, family medical histories, age, and so forth, what are a variety of ways these PSA numbers might be interpreted?

    Lab/Mfr __ Date _____ PSA
    Quest/Mfr? 11/23/1990 0.8 ( Prostatic Acid Phos, EIA 1.8 )
    Quest/Mfr? 07/17/2000 2.9
    Quest/Mfr? 09/21/2001 2.9
    Quest/Mfr? 01/28/2002 3.4
    Quest/Mfr? 12/ 4/2002 2.6

    Quest/Mfr? 04/ 8/2004 2.8
    Quest/Mfr? 08/18/2005 3.2
    Quest/Mfr? 08/31/2006 3.1
    Quest/Mfr? 11/ 5/2007 3.5
    Quest/Mfr? 02/ 5/2009 2.9 ( 8:56AM )

    Lab ?/Mfr? 02/ 5/2009 3.1 ( 7:10PM )
    Lab ?/Mfr? 07/21/2010 4.5
    Lab ?/Mfr? 10/19/2010 3.5 ( Free PSA 22% )
    Lab ?/Mfr? 03/14/2011 5.6
    Lab ?/Mfr? 03/26/2011 6.0

    Lab ?/Mfr? 04/19/2011 4.7
    Lab ?/Mfr? 01/ 3/2013 4.8
    Lab ?/Mfr? 03/11/2014 4.57

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    Old 06-02-2014, 06:03 AM   #2
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    Re: What could an MD as patient ask his MD about these PSA numbers?...

    I would explore with your urologist the causes of high PSA other than cancer. Since your initial elevation 7/2010, it has been slightly elevated but appears stable. This could be from BPH, chronic prostatitis, irritation from bicycling, etc. If you have not had an ultrasound of prostate, that may be helpful. Also, be sure to refrain from ejaculation for 2 days prior to getting PSA checked, and have blood drawn before the rectal exam, not after. Any nodules should be biopsied, of course. Do you have known BPH? If so, treatment may bring the PSA back to normal.

     
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