PSA Test Normal Value

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Why would you take a ps a test it they removed your prostate
Hello Tina, you're right that a PSA test is only for prostate cancer. If your doctor orders PSA test, I'd assume that the prostate wasn't completely removed. Is it possible?
Is 53.6 high for psa
A normal PSA level is considered to be 4.0 nanograms per milliliter (ng/mL) of blood. For men in their 50s or younger, a PSA level should be below 2.5 in most cases. Older men often have slightly higher PSA levels than younger men.
Your 53.6 is way higher than the normal range (if it is 53.6ng/ml). It is very likely to be cancer. You should see a urologist and talk to him about the next move.

The PSA test is a blood test used primarily to screen for prostate cancer.

PSA is mostly found in semen, which also is produced in the prostate. Small amounts of PSA ordinarily circulate in the blood.

The PSA test can detect high levels of PSA that may indicate the presence of prostate cancer. 

However, many other conditions, such as an enlarged or inflamed prostate, can also increase PSA levels. Having sex a lot can also raise the PSA levels. 

  • PSA-raising factors. Besides cancer, other conditions that can raise PSA levels include an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH) and an inflamed or infected prostate (prostatitis). Also, PSA levels normally increase with age.
  • PSA-lowering factors. Certain drugs used to treat BPH or urinary conditions, and large doses of certain chemotherapy medications, may lower PSA levels. Obesity can also lower PSA levels.
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