My husband is 40 and has history of prostitis and pc in his family. He has been checked since he was 30 due to his problems. He just had his annual PSA and they called wanting a repeat because his level was a 6. His testosterone was low also(don't know if that has anything to do with the PSA). Would be glad to hear from anyone about what we should feel about this. Could it possible be a fluke test?
I would read - "The invasion of the prostate snatchers..." should be in your local library -- The value doubled in a year and he is approaching the gray zone of 4. Time to get educated on the prostate.
Perhaps another PSA in 6 months to check on change.. Did the DRE reveal any inflammation or lumps?
Depends on the school of thought one subscribes to - doubling time is a strong indicator of change as is the actual number, with a gray zone somewhere between 4-10... I recommend that you read the book I mentioned or look up PSA doubling time or PSA values on the internet. The more you read the better you will be at asking questions.
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