Aug 21, 2012 - 4:37 pm
My husband had some bloodwork done to get an insurance policy. His PSA came back as 73.76. He is 57 years old and in bascially good health. He had Rocky Mt. Spotted Feaver about 10 years ago and lost about 70% of his hearing and has trouble maintaining his body temp sometimes (he feels cold alot). He has not been to a doctor in years and has never had this test before. I did get him in to see my doctor, and they have repeated the test. However, it will be a few days before we get the results I suspect. Are PSAs 'wrong' sometimes? What are the odds that this is just some sort of abnormal test result- not a real problem? If it is correct, what are the chances it is due to a non-cancer cause? I'm a bit of an info geek and have done alot of reading the past 24 hours. I am the primary caregiver for my mother-in-law who has had strokes and heart problems and broke her hip last year. I also help my mom who has knee, back and other issues. I want to be prepared to help my husband, but and feeling rather overwhelmed right now. It's th NOT KNOWING that drives me crazy. I can cope with just about anything- I just find out everything I can and plow into taking care of people and being their advocate. But I can't stand not knowing.