Men in their fifties and early sixties have a ‘normal’ PSA of up to four. For men in their eighties there is no ‘normal’ PSA level, as 80% of men at that age have prostate cancer anyway.
My friend, aged 86, was diagnosed with what we call PCa, with a PSA of about three hundred, five years ago, and after hormone injections and tablets his PSA dropped to twelve. He is still going strong, with no side-effects whatever from his treatment.
Your urologist evidently doesn’t see your case as matter of extreme urgency (though naturally, you do!), which is why he has asked for another PSA to se if the first one was an aberration.
The fact that you had haemospermia (blood in semen) means there is a possibility of infection, usually cleared up by antibiotics, and urinary tract infections can raise PSA as well as cancer.
There will be lots of tests and a lot of waiting for weeks or months if you are suspected of having PCa, so my advice to you and your wife is “Keep calm and carry on”, and try not to worry too much, as what can you do about it?
Best of luck.
Edited by member 12 May 2021 at 02:23
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