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My PSA jumped from 2.5 to 5.4 in 30 days. My urologist wants

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My PSA jumped from 2.5 to 5.4 in 30 days. My urologist wants to retest in 90 days. Is this too long? I'm 70 years old with no history of prostate problems.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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No that is standard practice.

Your PSA number is ***** not that concerning.

Aging can cause benign enlargement of the prostate gland causing rise in PSA.

Also physical exercise, masturbation, sexual activity, prostate exam can cause false rise in PSA level.

Hence a repeat PSA after 3 months is essential.

If same or lower then no further work up is needed.
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