Pain When Urinating And High Prostate Levels?
My father had a tub of pain, the doctor said, his prostate level was 340000. Is that high? Thanks
Hello Nikesha, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
The prostate is an organ that normally forms part of the urinary tract in men, and this organ is a solid organ that cannot be measured.
The level you are referring to may be an examination that serves to measure the level of protein produced by the prostate organ where this test is commonly known as the Frost Specific Antigen (PSA) Test.
This examination is an examination that is generally used in the medical world to see whether there is a possibility of the formation of cancer cells in these organs. Although it can suspect the presence of a prostate cancer, this examination cannot be used with certainty to diagnose the condition so it requires another examination to prove it.
There are no specific levels of PSA that are specific, but the limit value that is routinely used is 4.0 ng / mL or less especially for men who are aged 50 years and over. Levels that exceed this number can be used to suspect a prostate cancer, but can also be caused by:
Enlarged prostate without cancer
Urinary tract infection
Use of a urinary hose beforehand
Because you did not specify the type of examination carried out specifically, then you should ensure that the examination is returned to the doctor who recommends that your father do the examination so that there is no misinterpretation of the results.
I hope this helps.