Does An Abnormal PSA Test Mean I Have Prostate Cancer?

Question: Does an abnormal PSA test mean I have prostate cancer?

Answer: No, not necessarily. An elevated PSA can occur because of any type of irritation of the prostate gland. For instance, if you're riding a bike, horseback riding, or even intercourse can rise the PSA. But of course, prostate cancer can also be found in patients and have an elevated PSA. So if you do an elevated PSA that needs to be followed up.

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