PSA 2 weeks after surgery

zakpaga
zakpaga Member Posts: 69
edited March 2014 in Prostate Cancer #1
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
    randy_in_indy Member Posts: 496 Member
    Victor
    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
    bdhilton Member Posts: 803 Member
    Randy is right on and so are
    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
    zakpaga Member Posts: 69
    bdhilton said:

    Randy is right on and so are
    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

    Thanks Randy and BD,
    I also

    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
    bdhilton Member Posts: 803 Member
    zakpaga said:

    Thanks Randy and BD,
    I also

    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

    Keep the faith and relax
    Keep the faith and relax until you hear on the 27th
  • BRONX52
    BRONX52 Member Posts: 156
    PSA AFTER RP
    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
    zakpaga Member Posts: 69
    BRONX52 said:

    PSA AFTER RP
    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.

    Thanks Bronx52
    I just got

    Thanks Bronx52

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

    Thanks all.

    Victor
  • luckyman2
    luckyman2 Member Posts: 54
    zakpaga said:

    Thanks Bronx52
    I just got

    Thanks Bronx52

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

    Thanks all.

    Victor

    A BIG FAT ZERO
    Now you see what happens when you don't stress out over a test... a BIG FAT ZERO!!
  • JR1949
    JR1949 Member Posts: 230
    Hang in there
    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