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    Psa

    Last PSA was 3.2 ....I'm 59 years old so still in normal range for age. I had not had one done for a couple of years....Last one was 2.4....
    No problems with my prostate as far as I can tell systematically...should I be concerned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scors60 View Post
    Did you ride a bike and/or have sex within 48 hours of the blood being drawn? I had done both (not simultaneously, I am not that talented) and my last test showed an increase from 1.5 to 3.0. We waited 2 weeks, I stayed off the bike, abstained from anything sexual for 48 hours prior to the test and the retest was back down to 1.7. Also, if your doctor performed the usual rectal exam BEFORE the blood was drawn for a PSA test, it will be higher.
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    Nope...abstained from sex for 72 hours....I feel okay and I'm not letting too often or dribbling...so I'm hoping its okay...my Dr didn't seemed concerned because it was within normal parameters.
    Just thought it was kinda high myself

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    Could just be BPH, prostate enlargement. Totally normal for your age. After 50, prostate grows a bit and that can raise psa.
    did you go to an actual urologist? If not, you should. Regular docs are not very good with all things prostate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lexer View Post
    Could just be BPH, prostate enlargement. Totally normal for your age. After 50, prostate grows a bit and that can raise psa.
    did you go to an actual urologist? If not, you should. Regular docs are not very good with all things prostate.

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    I am taking daily cialis so maybe that will help

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    As long as the DRE is negative your good to go. I take both Flomax and low dose Cialis, seems to work well.

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    My PSA jumped from below 1 to 4 this February. I went to a urologist and he did another dre. Results were normal. I repeated the PSA on Monday and will get results tomorrow. Not sure what I'll do if it's still high. Probably a 3T MRI. Definitely not a blind biopsy. I'm 56 and would not have my prostate removed, so I'm not sure it even makes sense to have any further testing.

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    retest in few months if its not going down maybe get off for a while or do deep prostate massage I wouldnt joke around if you notice your PSA progressively going up every blood test

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowe2sucks View Post
    retest in few months if its not going down maybe get off for a while or do deep prostate massage I wouldnt joke around if you notice your PSA progressively going up every blood test
    This is a new PSA about 3 months after the high result. You mean get off TRT? I'll get the new results tomorrow afternoon and post them when I get home.

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    man I don't know I undestand the frustration of getting off trt for a while but you can jump back anytime it's not like natural test that gets shutdown maybe permanently.. there is no point in having good hormonal levels if you are on your way to prostate problems it also might affect you sex life I would rather get PSA to normal first.. whats your trt protocol I am curios? maybe reduce dosage for a while so you don't need to come off completely
    dont touch any finasteride, dht inhibitors to fix PSA its worse than low T

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowe2sucks View Post
    man I don't know I undestand the frustration of getting off trt for a while but you can jump back anytime it's not like natural test that gets shutdown maybe permanently.. there is no point in having good hormonal levels if you are on your way to prostate problems it also might affect you sex life I would rather get PSA to normal first.. whats your trt protocol I am curios? maybe reduce dosage for a while so you don't need to come off completely
    dont touch any finasteride, dht inhibitors to fix PSA its worse than low T
    I'm not having any prostate symptoms and my dre is normal. I'm also not convinced that there is any correlation between TRT and prostate cancer. Anyway, I inject a total of 80mg per week of T cyp. 500iu of hcg per week and 0.3mg of anastrazole per week. So I'm already at a pretty modest dose.

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    i see you are pretty much at lowest effective T dose.. I would just wait until another bloodwork and if PSA is not getting elevated more you are probably fine

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    my PSA just randomly dropped to from 2.5 to 1.8 on last 2 bloodtests all I did was stop injecting T for few weeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowe2sucks View Post
    my PSA just randomly dropped to from 2.5 to 1.8 on last 2 bloodtests all I did was stop injecting T for few weeks
    I appreciate the concern. I'll let you know how the appointment goes.

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    Do an "advanced search" for "PSA".
    A number of post offer some good info.
    FYI I hit a PSA of 8.1 over a short period and the culprit was a prostate infection.
    I have a post or 2 that covers the fun times I had with that
    My most recent is down to 4.4.
    BTW I am north of you age wise

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orrin Israel View Post
    Do an "advanced search" for "PSA".
    A number of post offer some good info.
    FYI I hit a PSA of 8.1 over a short period and the culprit was a prostate infection.
    I have a post or 2 that covers the fun times I had with that
    My most recent is down to 4.4.
    BTW I am north of you age wise
    I have read your previous posts. Since I'm not having any real prostate symptoms, I assume I'm not having an infection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nashtide View Post
    I have read your previous posts. Since I'm not having any real prostate symptoms, I assume I'm not having an infection.
    Don't assume that.
    In 2016 I had a psa of 5.6 with zero symptoms.
    In actual fact it was only that I was interested in TRT that I has a psa done otherwise I would never have known it was that high.
    It dropped to 2.1 after 10 days of antibiotics.
    Currently its about 1.4

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotdog View Post
    Don't assume that.
    In 2016 I had a psa of 5.6 with zero symptoms.
    In actual fact it was only that I was interested in TRT that I has a psa done otherwise I would never have known it was that high.
    It dropped to 2.1 after 10 days of antibiotics.
    Currently its about 1.4
    Thanks! I'll bring that up at my appointment today if my PSA is still elevated.

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    Hmm, now that you mention that, about 6 years ago my psa went up to 3.5....I was younger then so it was out off the normal range and concerned my urologist...dre was normal so he started me on ciprofloxacin and our went down to 2.1.
    Any idea what could cause an infection?

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    I apologize for hijacking this thread. My PSA is now 0.45 and obviously not a concern. So, if anyone gets a high PSA reading, first thing you should do is relax and repeat the test a couple of months later. No real explanation why mine jumped to 4.1 except for inflammation. Anyway, thanks to everyone who chimed in. Carry on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverwing View Post
    Hmm, now that you mention that, about 6 years ago my psa went up to 3.5....I was younger then so it was out off the normal range and concerned my urologist...dre was normal so he started me on ciprofloxacin and our went down to 2.1.
    Any idea what could cause an infection?
    Infection likely caused by sex. And its not necessarily "bad" bacteria. Can be your partner's "good" bacteria that just irritates the prostate (so my urologist says).


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