If My Psa Is 5.7 What Should I Do Next?

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Asked by Jack Dyville

If My Psa Is 5.7 What Should I Do Next?

My Doctor has reccommended a Biospy.

Answer

The decision to perform a biopsy should not be a "knee-jerk" response that is solely basedmon the PSA value. Other factors need to be considered including your age, symptoms, results of the rectal examination and the rate of change of your PSA. Prior to determining the need to undergo prostate biopsy these factors should be discussed with your Urologist.

Answered by Jay Motola, M.D.