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Concerned about PSA reading

Posted 15 Jan 2023 at 05:10

I get tested every year for 6 years now. I started at 45. My first psa was 0.72, next year 0.67 and the third year 0.62. Then the fourth year I got 0.82 and repeated it and got 0.65. Same next year first time I got 0.84 and on repeating it 0.61. Yesterday I got this year's result and got 0.90. Should I be concerned?

Posted 15 Jan 2023 at 12:58

Your PSA levels don't seem to be consistent, so worth repeating it.

Avoid having a PSA test withing a month or so of having COVID or a COVID vaccination, is this is known to temporarily raise PSA levels.

Posted 15 Jan 2023 at 14:15

Yes, goodness knows what else it is doing!!


Posted 15 Jan 2023 at 21:14
If I understand right, you haven't had prostate cancer nor any treatment but get tests because of a family history.

Under those circumstances, those fluctuations sound totally normal for a healthy male. It isn't a big range, all 0.6-0.9 and well below disease levels.

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