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I have just received a PSA result of 2.6.

I'm a 42 year old male in good health but have just received a PSA result of 2.6. PSA 2.06 (normal 0 – 2.0) I was told that this is very slightly elevated for my age group and this is not a cause for alarm.

I have an appointment with my GP on Friday and a further assessment by a Urologist may be required.

I am inevitably anxious and am keen to find out what the next steps may be and what further examination entails? I do have medical cover with AXA and am keen to progress things asap.

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Your levels are indeed not as yet a cause for concern and I suspect that your GP will monitor this and test you again in the future. You do not mention any other symptoms so at this time your GP may feel you do not need to see a Urologist. If, however, he felt further investigations were indicated, this would likely be a biopsy of the prostate gland which would normally be done under local anaesthetic.

Should your GP decide you do need further assessment, please speak with the personal advisory team who will be able to assist you in using your medical cover.

Answered by Health at Hand nurses.

 

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