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DrRussMd, Board certified internist
Category: Urology
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Experience:  In internal medicine we deal with prostate, bladder and kidney diseases, including cancers.
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I just received lab results. My PSA is 6.9 up from 4.2 in

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I just received lab results. My PSA is 6.9 up from 4.2 in the last 18 months. Should I be concerned?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Urology
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.


Yes, this is a significant increase into the abnormal range.

I would suggest the following

free PSA and a prostate ultrasound.

With these two parameters, the urologist can decide if you need a biopsy.

He probably can decide this with just a free PSA, in fact.

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