Skip to Content

Symptom Checker

Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.

Understanding PSA

Knowing your previous PSA levels is helpful, but not necessary. Nonetheless, your PSA level is mildly elevated. Follow-up is needed. Keep in mind that your risk of prostate cancer still less than 40 percent.

Your options include

  • referral to a urologist (prostate specialist)

  • repeat PSA testing in several months

  • measuring your "free" PSA level. This special way of testing your PSA level may help to decide if a biopsy  is needed. High levels of free PSA are reassuring, while low levels are worrisome for cancer.

Speak to your doctor about which option makes the most sense for you.

Click here if you would like to learn more about PSA testing.

Click here if you would like to learn more about prostate cancer.


Feedback beta

Please provide feedback to help us improve the Drugs.com Symptom Checker.

(optional)

Related Documents

Disclaimer: This content should not be considered complete and should not be used in place of a call or visit to a health professional. Use of this content is subject to specific Terms of Use & Medical Disclaimers.

Hide