Is PSA Additive PC + BPH + Prostatitis = PSA

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K2
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   Posted 2/17/2011 8:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I've read some where the one can have multiple conditions i.e., PC + BPH + prostatitis - in such cases non PC constituents may contribute to the overall PSA - abeit probably modestly.
 
K2
1St PSA 12.76 \ DRE abnormal
Urologist appt. 1 wk away

knotreel
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   Posted 2/17/2011 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Prostatitis can raise psa, not just modestly but from normal to a level like yours and even higher. BHP can elevate psa but modestly, not normally to the level or even close to it as far as I know. At this point you should not be too concerned but it is an attention getter. Let's hope you have an infection that can be controlled and get that psa down.
Ron
06-08 1st biopsy neg psa 4
10-09 psa 5.5 2nd biopsy 1/12 pos. 10%, G(4+3) age 65
12-15-09 RRP Tulane NOLA Dr Lee
Path, 1%, clr marg, no EPE, no SVI, nodes cl, G(4+3)
100% incontinent @ 12 months
ED, pre-op severe, post op total
10/10 Dr Boone, Methodist recomended AUS
AUS/ IPP performed 1/11/11 Methodist Houston
post op psa's 0.04,<0.1,<0.1,<0.01@12 mo.

proscapt
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   Posted 2/17/2011 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
K2 - that's right. Total PSA can be additive of PSA from multiple underlying causes.
DX age 54 12/2009
PSA 5.6, DRE-, high pre-op PSAV. Clinical stage T1c
Biopsy: Gleason 3+4 with PNI / 6 of 14 cores + / 10% of total length + / worst 45% +
DaVinci RP 2/2010
pT2cNx / Gleason 3+4 / PNI+ / SM- / SV- / EPE- / Tumor vol 3cc / vol 40cc / 63 gm
PSA - 4/10 <0.01, 8/10 0.01, 12/10 0.01
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