Last year in Nov (2020) I had a PSA test as a part of my annual physical and that came out to be 1.3 ng/ml. At the same time my urine analysis showed I had lot of bacteria in my urine. My GP thought it might be bacterial prostits and gave me one months of doxycycline. After finishing the doxycline course, I wanted to go for another PSA test bu the labs were closed due to COVID. I was able to get another PSA test in the first week of Jan 2021 and the PSA was still 1.3ng/ml. The GP tested my Urine sample with a dipstick and told me I had luckocytes. He gave me another 10 days of levofloxacin. I am generally healthy and particluar about eating and being active. However, my GP told me that for my age 1.3ng/ml is in the normal range but a bit elevated. I don't know what to make of that.
I researched a bit online and found some articles that concern me. Some of these articles seems to suggested that a baseline PSA above age adjusted median PSA levels or a PSA level >1.0 ng/ml, are associated with higher chances of Prostate Cancer. My concern is that if my PSA was not due to infection, then am I really at higher risk ?
PSA seems to be a very difficult test to understand. I know the PCa can occur both in case where PSA levels are lower or above the median level, but somehow I am worried that I might be at higher risk. Following are the links to the articles.
Any advise would be helpful.
Thank you everyone in advance.