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Prostate Cancer

Is There Any Effect from Having a Vasectomy on PSA?

04/19/2004

Question:

Has any study been done relating PSA scores with men who have had a vasectomy? I will be 69 next month and had a vasectomy about 28 years ago. Normal biopsy last year but recent PSA 5.5. Thanks

Answer:

There have been many studies and there does not seem to be an association. 

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Response by:

Martin I Resnick, MD Martin I Resnick, MD
Formerly, Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University