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Calcification


I'm 57 and today had a prostate biopsy. Watched PSA over the last couple of years rise to 4.1, with gland barely above normal size. As soon as he went in he talked about calcification. No other issues, no nodule, soft. No idea what to think and reading makes my stomach turn. Father had prostate cancer but died due to other issues at 82. Any more thoughts on calcification and whether enlargement and PSA levels can be impacted?
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Calcification can increase PSA numbers by 50%. Since your prostate is still soft and no nodules it is a good.possibilty you won't have prostate cancer. Unfortunately there is stiil that chance there is cancer in.your prostate but not very aggressive. Since there is history in your family of your father having prostate cancer that increases your chances of having it. Many men have prostate cancer and never know it because it is slow growing and not very aggresaive and live a long life without any signs.of it. Calcification can cause prostatitis along with increasing psa numbers as well as cause the prostate to have nodules and hard. I am not a doctor but I have researched the prostate and prostate problems for 6 years because my.prostate has been hard for close to 7 years with increasing psa numbers and why I have become fairly knowledgable on the prostate and it's issues. My best guess is you have calcification of the prostate which may be causing prostatitis and rising psa. In my opinion you did not need a biopsy with what you described but since you did have one at least you know for sure you  will or will not have prostate cancer.










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Sorry the late reply. Did you get the results of the biopsey yet? Its best to find out this before going into any other causes.
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