PSA Levels

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PSA Levels

by Mark7 on Thu Jul 19, 2018 03:17 PM

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Recently I just had my yearly physical. I am a male age 62. My doctor told me he was concerned about my PSA level going from last year being about 200 and now this year being a little over 400. He gave me a rectal exam and that seems right. He gave me a few choices 1.  Go to a Urologist and he may want to do a biopsy  or 2. get a new PSA test in 3 months and see if the level comes down. I chose #2I hope this is the right choice

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by OMB02 on Fri Jul 20, 2018 04:20 AM

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With a 400 PSA I would find a very good Urologist and immediately go to him/her to be checked out.

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by genemyers on Fri Jul 20, 2018 05:14 AM

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Agree with the previous post in that based on the information you have given, you need to have a very good doctor check out your situation immediately. 

But I would say that something in your story does not add up. My guess is that you misheard your doctor and your psa was really 2.0 and went to 4.0. If that is the case it would be somewhat reasonable for him to say recheck it again in 3 months. 

If your psa was really 200 a year ago, the doctor a year ago would have rechecked your psa immediately a year ago and/or rushed you into a biopsy and bone scan and ct scan a year ago. That is why my guess is it is really 4.0.

Right now, call the doctor’s office and ask for the results over the phone, or call and get copies of all of your blood test results and look at the papers and find out which is the case. You need to confirm that it is not 200 or 400. If it is currently 400 you need rush back to a doctor, and probably not the one you have now. 

Gene

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by Mark7 on Fri Jul 20, 2018 06:20 PM

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I called my doctor and got the real readings. Last year in april I was 2.08 This year in July I am 4.47 Sorry about the confussion.

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by compaid on Thu Oct 25, 2018 03:40 PM

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still worth follow up. Something is happening.

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