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Covid vacc and raised PSA

User
Posted 15 Mar 2021 at 18:11

Hi I guess this is a bit of a straw poll

After seeing a post on another site I’m wondering if many men have experienced an unexpected rise in their PSA following the Covid vaccine. 
On a personal note my PSA has been rising with a doubling time of about 20 months. However in March it had risen faster than expected. I had the Pfizer vacc in Feb. 
Coincidence or correlation 🤷🏻‍♂️
I’d like to think following the millions of vaccines administered that anything such as raising PSA would have been noted...but then again 🤔

Edited by member 15 Mar 2021 at 18:28  | Reason: Not specified

User
Posted 15 Mar 2021 at 19:04
I had AZ vaccine on 14/2 and PSA blood test on 21/2. PSA remains unchanged.
User
Posted 02 May 2021 at 19:53

So, if anyone does get an unexpectedly raised PSA result just after a COVID vaccination which resolves to the expected value in a subsequent test, they should file a report on the COVID vaccination using the COVID vaccine yellow card scheme:
https://coronavirus-yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk/

The "Suspected Reaction" field to use is "PSA increased".
User
Posted 17 May 2021 at 17:17

Had more or less stable PSA of origins 4.2 every 3 months since biopsy diagnosis of Pca Gleason 7 (3+4) 2a localised - last PSA early May was 5 - March 30th had second Covid AstraZenica- probably unconnected but who knows - MRI etc this week so we will see. 

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User
Posted 15 Mar 2021 at 19:04
I had AZ vaccine on 14/2 and PSA blood test on 21/2. PSA remains unchanged.
User
Posted 15 Mar 2021 at 20:50

My last three PSA don't make sense.

9/Oct/2020 0.51

3/Dec/2020 0.38

10/ Feb Astra jab

1/Mar/ 2021 0.62

Next test in 14 days.

I have noticed some odd results from fellow members.

Thanks Chris

 

User
Posted 16 Mar 2021 at 15:06

I had a Radical Prostatectomy in August 2017 and have had PSA tests every 6 months after that and all have been reported as <0.1ug/L. My latest PSA result has come back as 0.2ug/L. I had the Flu vaccine 6 weeks ago and the 1st  Pfizer Covid vaccine 3 weeks ago. It is known that some antibodies circulating in the blood stream (Heterophilic Antibodies) can potentially interfere with the laboratory PSA test but what I don't know is whether the Flu & Covid vaccines can produce these interfering antibodies.  I'm having a repeat test in 6 weeks time (and before my 2nd Covid vaccination)

Edited by member 16 Mar 2021 at 16:18  | Reason: Typed <1.0 but meant <0.1

User
Posted 16 Mar 2021 at 16:00
There's no nothing inconsistent there, Peter. 0.2 is "<1.0".

Best wishes,

Chris

User
Posted 16 Mar 2021 at 16:16

My mistake. I meant <0.1

User
Posted 16 Mar 2021 at 19:13

Hmmm, had Pfizer jab a month ago. Three monthly blood test next week. Could be interesting (if that's the right word!)

Good luck to everyone coping with the insidious big C

User
Posted 16 Mar 2021 at 20:52
For information:

RT in February 2016 - now five years ago!

PSA

1st March 2019 - 0.496

April 2020 - 0.58

19 February 2021 Astra Zeneca jab

25 February 2021 PSA - 0.753

So yes, it is up, but whether that is due to the covid jab probably can't be proved. Instruction from consultant to GP is to refer me back if it gets above 1, fingers crossed for next year.

(our surgery uses the Patient Access system but they don't give you access to things like blood test results. i found another form on their website to request this, with an email response tonight with the result).

At the same time I was doing blood pressure checks with my annual checkups. My blood pressure did seem slightly high in the days following the injection so maybe there is an effect there as well.

User
Posted 16 Mar 2021 at 21:37

Originally Posted by: Online Community Member

Hmmm, had Pfizer jab a month ago. Three monthly blood test next week. Could be interesting (if that's the right word!)

Should be fine Steve. But let us know

Cheers 

User
Posted 02 May 2021 at 19:53

So, if anyone does get an unexpectedly raised PSA result just after a COVID vaccination which resolves to the expected value in a subsequent test, they should file a report on the COVID vaccination using the COVID vaccine yellow card scheme:
https://coronavirus-yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk/

The "Suspected Reaction" field to use is "PSA increased".
User
Posted 17 May 2021 at 17:17

Had more or less stable PSA of origins 4.2 every 3 months since biopsy diagnosis of Pca Gleason 7 (3+4) 2a localised - last PSA early May was 5 - March 30th had second Covid AstraZenica- probably unconnected but who knows - MRI etc this week so we will see. 

 
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