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is this the first time you have had the PSA level drawn?
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so this is the first time you have had this test drawn, correct?
okay, was it done as part of a routine checkup or are you having symptoms of prostate enlargment? these would include waking up at night many times to urinate, and an inability to completely empty the bladder.
so this result, if the lab standards are what they are here, is about twice normal. this means there is evidence of prostate inflammation.
inflammation can come from infection, but it can also come from prostate cancer.
you can not make the diagnosis of either infection or cancer based on this test
but your doctor should be arranging follow up testing, which could include a biopsy of the prostate to check for cancer.
is this being done?
as i stated
cancer is a concern with this value
but infection could be the cause
and if you were here in the states you would be placed on a few weeks of antibiotics and then the test would be repeated
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what drugs can help if it is an infection.
typically the prostate antibiotics are, and these are the chemical names and not the brand names, ciprofloxacin or Septra (sulfa).
my current reference lists Septra (sulfa), also called 'trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole' as the first line treatment.