Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Your PSA level is moderately elevated. More than half of men whose PSA level is ten or above will be found to have prostate cancer if a biopsy is performed.
However, not all men with an elevated PSA level have prostate cancer. Instead, the PSA level can rise for another reason, such as
benign growth of the prostate gland (also known as BPH or benign prostate hypertrophy)
a prostate infection or urinary tract infection
damage to the prostate caused by a surgery or trauma.
Therefore, if your PSA level is above ten , the first thing to find out is whether you may have had any of the following within the past two months:
a prostate or bladder infection
urinary symptoms such as burning with urination, dribbling, hesitancy, or pain in the groin
prostate or bladder surgery
a bladder catheter used to drain urine while you are in the hospital or during minor surgery
trauma to the groin, for example, a major car or industrial accident.
Have you experienced any of these conditions?
- Abdomen and Pelvis
- See also:
- Acid Reflux Treatment
- Blood in the Urine in Men
- Causes of Impotence
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Constipation in Adults
- Difficulty Passing Urine
- Intestinal Gas Guide
- Loss of Control of Urine in Men
- Lumps or Pain Within the Scrotum
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Painful or Frequent Urination in Men
- Penis Pain, Sores, Discharge or Lumps
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Pain or Itching
- Recurring Abdominal Pain
- Sexual Problems in Men
- Treatment of Impotence
- Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain
- Understanding PSA
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