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Prostate Cancer

PSA Tests After Prostatits Treatment

10/12/2007

Question:

If prostatitis is treated by medications, how long after treatment ends should the PSA test be given again? I read on the internet anywhere from 6-8 weeks after treatment, yet my urologist said to get tested immediately after treatment.  Thank you.

Answer:

There is no exact time period that the PSA should be rechecked. It should be rechecked after the prostatitis has resolved.

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Response by:

Lee E Ponsky, MD Lee E Ponsky, MD
Associate Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University