PSA Test Tesults

gdr_11

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Went to the doc two days ago and my blood test came back with a PSA (prostate) spike from the 6/7 it has been for years to 16. Following up with urologist but wanted to ask if anyone in their 70’s has had similar test results and what it turned out to be
 

ZX9RCAM

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I had a 10 point spike a few years ago.

My GP sent me for a prostate exam and another blood test almost immediately.
Exam came back fine, and the new blood work showed that something evidently went wrong with the first test, and my PSA was normal.

ETA: I'm 62 now, was late 50s then.
 

Texas45

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Be 60 in 2 weeks. Had the rotor rooter exam at 55 clean as a whistle according to doc and got the 10 yr plan.

The inspection aint all that bad its the lead up day thats sux.

All I got. Hope all is well with you


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southtexaspilot

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Went to the doc two days ago and my blood test came back with a PSA (prostate) spike from the 6/7 it has been for years to 16. Following up with urologist but wanted to ask if anyone in their 70’s has had similar test results and what it turned out to be
Things like infection in the body can cause a spike in PSA. A digital rectal exam is the next best step. If the urologist is happy with the results, they may prescribe an antibiotic and then check your PSA again after you have finished the antibiotics.


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plinkr

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Be 60 in 2 weeks. Had the rotor rooter exam at 55 clean as a whistle according to doc and got the 10 yr plan.

The inspection aint all that bad its the lead up day thats sux.

All I got. Hope all is well with you


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I think you may be confusing different exams. PSA is Prostate Specific Antigen, a marker for prostate cancer. Several conditions can cause an artificial spike, including riding a bicycle. What you describe sounds like a colonoscopy, used to detect polyps and tumors of the colon.

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Texas45

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I think you may be confusing different exams. PSA is Prostate Specific Antigen, a marker for prostate cancer. Several conditions can cause an artificial spike, including riding a bicycle. What you describe sounds like a colonoscopy, used to detect polyps and tumors of the colon.

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You are correct my bad. I recall doc saying mine was normal for age. Just not sure why both his hands were on my shoulders when he felt it. Weird.


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rotor

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Very common to have spikes. Probable antibiotics for a month after digital rectal exam. Make sure you don't have sex for a couple of weeks before next PSA test as this can elevate PSA. If still elevated probable sonogram and maybe biopsy.
 

TipBledsoe

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I think you may be confusing different exams. PSA is Prostate Specific Antigen, a marker for prostate cancer. Several conditions can cause an artificial spike, including riding a bicycle. What you describe sounds like a colonoscopy, used to detect polyps and tumors of the colon.

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I realize that the PSA test is different that a colonoscopy. Maybe the PSA test is done by testing blood lab work?
But isn't a prostate check (to some degree, maybe not as precise as a PSA test) part of the colonoscopy?
 

BRD@66

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I realize that the PSA test is different that a colonoscopy. Maybe the PSA test is done by testing blood lab work?
But isn't a prostate check (to some degree, maybe not as precise as a PSA test) part of the colonoscopy?
Yes PSA is bloodwork. I'm always "under" during a colonoscopy - so I can't say for sure what they do to me, but theoretically the answer to your question is no.
 

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