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My PSA January 16, 2016 was 3.7 My PSA January 4, 2017 is

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My PSA January 16, 2016 was 3.7 My PSA January 4, 2017 is 22.0. I have a scheduled appointment with a Uriologist for this Monday January 9, 2017 My question is are there non canceruous reasons why this PSA shot up?
JA: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?
Customer: None
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no. 63 years old and do take blood pressure medicine
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Any other symptoms?
Customer: On blood pressure meds for about about 10 years. No other systoms
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

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

Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

prostate infection or prostatitis is the most common benign cause of quick PSA rises like this

often times, urology doctors will give antibiotics like ciprofloxicin for 7-10 days and then repeat the PSA test to see where it is at

most of the time with prostatitis prostate infection, the antibiotics will help bring back down the PSA level to your prior levels.

riding a bicycle, motorcycle, tractor, can also cause mechanical inflammation of your prostate gland as well which can spike up your PSA

let me know if you have questions.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 7 months ago.

do you have other questions?