Worried–DH's PSA's are High

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
Member
272 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

There are A TON of things that can lead to a high PSA count, including infection, recent ejaculation, etc.  That’s why they want to retest.  If the retest is still high, then they might do more looking, but if it’s normal, it’s not a big deal.  Just wait and see, and trust the doctors.  

With PSA you really look at trends, not just a high reading here or there.  So hold off on the worry for now, it’s just too early to know anything.

Hope this helps!

Post # 3
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5452 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

sassy411:  Yup, been through it. He was retested and he was fine. TRY not to jump to the worst, though I know it’s hard…

Post # 6
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9150 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

sassy411:  I used to work for a urologist and I can give you good news, we rarely lost a patient to prostate cancer. There are so many treatments out there and so long as it’s caught early, the chances of dying from it are super low.  Hopefully the antibiotic will lower his PSA but if not he will have lots of options for treatment from non-invasive to a full prostatectomy.  Most doctors start out with the least invasive option and then go more invasive as necessary based on the PSA level and other symptoms.

6 is high but the highest we ever saw on our labs was over 100!  He was referred immediately to an oncologist for treatment.

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