What Causes A High Psa Other Than Prostate Cancer? Psa Of 15, But 3 Biopsies Have Come Back Clean

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What Causes A High Psa Other Than Prostate Cancer? Psa Of 15, But 3 Biopsies Have Come Back Clean

Had biopsy in 3/2001 psa @ 7.2: had biopse in 1/2003 psa @ 7.2, had biopse 10/2007 psa @ 9.8. All were negative, nothing found. What else may couse my psa to be 15 now? Are other medications or spray chemicals etc. a cause for high psa? Thank you, Ed

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The most significant cause of an elevated PSA is prostate cancer. However, any condition that causes changes within the prostate can result in PSA elevations. Some of these include pre-cancerous changes of the prostate (Prostatic Intraepithelial Neoplasia), prostate infections, inflammatory conditions of the prostate, prostatic stones and enlargement of the prostate (BPH).