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Confusedalso posted:
I take medications that leave me not wanting any sex. My husband and I have not been intimate in a very long time. His PSA levels are high and he told me last week that the doctor told him that the lack of sex was a reason and that sexual intercourse could help bring his levels down. Is this true?
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Basir U Tareen, MD responded:
I don't believe I have ever seen a correlation between lack of intercourse and elevated PSA. On the other hand, we do often see a spike in PSA if the blood is drawn relatively soon after intercourse or ejaculation.

That said, what is more important than just a single reading of PSA is to follow your husband's PSA over time. If it is relatively stable and unchanged over several years, it is more likely to be benign. Any change in PSA should be discussed with a urologist to consider a biopsy.


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