a Bart Simpson ” damned if you do and damned if you don’t” issue..what to do with a high psa and one negative prostate biopsy?


The question to Bart was,”should America have a strong military as a deterrent?”

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I recently had a PSA of 17 and so saw a urologist and he ordered antibiotics for a month and another test. Tested the same and so he performed a biopsy with the 12 small cores you mentioned. Biopsy came back negative for cancer. I should mention there have been no symptoms, no urination problems, nothing at all which I have read is very common.

My urologist has recommended another biopsy in 6 months. My thought is to have another PSA check in 6 months and if PSA is the same avoid the second biopsy until and if I ever see an increase from 17. What do you think? From What I have read the biopsy should be avoided unless necessary.

T.M.

This question comes up often and is troublesome for both the patient and the urologist. Here are some salient points to consider. Also…

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