Elevated PSA

Definition
“PSA” or “prostate-specific antigen” is a protein produced by the prostate gland and is found in the blood of males. When there is an abnormality with the prostate, it secretes more PSA. In the case of prostate cancer or even of inflammation of the prostate, more PSA is released into the blood. This higher level of the protein can be detected with a simple blood test.


Symptoms

  • Changes in urination flow
  • Changes in urination frequency
  • Changes in urination urgency
  • Erectile difficulties
  • Pelvic, hip, or back pain