Prostate specific antigen, also known as PSA, is made in the prostate and circulates in the bloodstream. It is a non-specific test that can indicate an enlarged prostate (BPH), urinating issues, infection of the bladder or prostate or potentially prostate cancer.
Oftentimes there are no symptoms associated with an elevated PSA; however, symptoms can include:
While there are many different causes for an elevated PSA, it is most commonly due to one of the following: enlarged prostate (BPH), prostate cancer, urinary tract infection, inflammation, or trouble with urination.
Prostate needle biopsy:
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