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PSA 2 weeks after surgery

zakpaga
Posts: 67
Joined: Jan 2010

Hi All,

As part of a physical check up after surgery, my PCP asked for the PSA test just two weeks after surgery and the result came at 0.21. I did not know that he ordered this test since the computers were down at the time and the nurse just wrote the code of the test. Otherwise, I would not havve agreed. Talking about adding unecessary stress.

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randy_in_indy
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Joined: Oct 2009

I would not stress one bit with the test only being two weeks after...my surgeon recomends at least 6 weeks from surgery because the reading can be false with some of the prostate antigen still clearing out of the body from the surgery.

Randy

bdhilton
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Joined: Jan 2010

Randy is right on and so are you with the "added stress".. I had my first PSA on week 4 becasue I am part of a study for Northwestern but my URO does a 6 week and Walsh says 8-12 week are more reliable...2 week never heard that from anyone...hope it is just a false reading cuase we have enough stree in our lifes without oversights from our docs

zakpaga
Posts: 67
Joined: Jan 2010

Thanks Randy and BD,

I also hope that it is a false reading. I have an appointment with the surgeon on April 27, 6 weeks after the surgery. On that day,I will have my first real post op. PSA test. I will let you know.

Victor

bdhilton
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Keep the faith and relax until you hear on the 27th

BRONX52
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Joined: Apr 2010

I HAD A PSA TEST THREE WEEKS AFTER SURGERY AND IT WAS 0.08. THE DR. SAID I WOULD NEED ONE AT 6 WEEKS TO GIVE TIME FOR THE BLOOD TO GET RID OF THE PSA. TOOK ANOTHER PSA TEST AT 6 WEEKS AND THE READING WAS UNDETECTABLE !!! SO GIVE IT TIME. YOUR READING SHOULD COME DOWN.

zakpaga
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Joined: Jan 2010

Thanks Bronx52

I just got the result of the 6 weeks after surgery PSA test and it is 0.01.

Thanks all.

Victor

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luckyman2
Posts: 54
Joined: Sep 2009

Now you see what happens when you don't stress out over a test... a BIG FAT ZERO!!

JR1949
Posts: 230
Joined: Jun 2009

zakpaga,
Hang in there and don't stress right now. As you can see from all comments in this forum PSA does get better post surgery. I had RP March 09 (preop PSA 22) and I forget when uro did first PSA test after surgery, but October 09 PSA was 0.008 :) YAHOO!!
My thoughts are with you. May God bless you.

JR

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