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I have a PSA reaing OVER 6 ... Saw a urologist he is

Customer Question

I have a PSA reaing OVER 6 ... Saw a urologist he is recommending he do a Biopsy to check for cancer ?? No family histry of prostrate cancer- is this normal ? What are the alternatives ?
JA: Are you keeping a personal medical record while dealing with this?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have Afib... controlled with medication and had a stroke Jan 2001 am on coumadin
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 5 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 5 months ago.

how old are you?

was this your first PSA? what have your PSA been before?

if your PSA levels were much lower before, and is rising up quickly, it could be due to prostate cancer or prostate infection like prostatitis

one option is to go on a course of cipro antibiotics for 1 month and recheck the PSA in 1 month.

and see if it is higher or lower.