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An_216385 posted:
My PSA readings have never been lower thn 4 and spike to 12-15 and then drop down to 6-8. todays reading of 10 is the same as 3 years ago when I had the second of my two biopsies(Negative ).

Starting a week before the test, if I drink too much booze and coffee my readings tend to jump up.

A year ago, I really watched my diet and was taking 6 Advils per day for an injury and my PSA went to 7.

Has anyone done work on the impact of diet on the PSA reading?
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Galileo1962 responded:
It's well known that prostatitis can cause spikes in PSA. Diet and use of NSAIDs like ibuprofen (Advil) can affect prostatitis and lower the PSA that is coming from the inflammation.

Have you been diagnosed with prostatitis? Has your doctor tried a course of antibiotics like Cipro?
Maxsey responded:
I understand having sex before the test also can raise the value.
Fairwind responded:
In a few months, the Four Gene Signature Urine Test will be commercially available. This simple urine test can spot VERY low level cancer with 90% accuracy ruling out unnecessary biopsies. Google "Health Discovery Corp" for details. Find their August 2010 press release..
kammkr replied to Fairwind's response:
I have heard about this company "Health Discovery". I have not seen anything there that indicates this test will be available in a few months. As a matter of fact, this company has been talking about this for years. Will it in fact, every be ready?
Fairwind replied to kammkr's response:
Both Abbott Labs and Quest Labs have been licensed to perform the Four Gene Test..They were in the process of getting "Test Kits" out into the field and educating the Urology Community about the test and its availability..
bertrojo1 replied to Maxsey's response:
No sex before exam

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