Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
170 Doctors are Online
Ask a Urologist   »  

Free PSA is 2.95. Suggested no biopsy. What to do?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

General Surgeon
Practicing since : 1979
Answered : 2457 Questions
Hello, im a 46 year old man concerned. My free psa is 2.95 and percentage free psa is 13%. My current urologist is of the view that i dont need a biopsy.
Posted Fri, 18 Oct 2013 in Urinary and Bladder Problems
Answered by Dr. M Y Shareef 5 minutes later
Hi XXXXX! I am Dr Shareef, a general surgeon answering your query.
I am not aware of the reason your PSA test is done. If it is a routine screening test, then your Urologist is right in saying that you do not need a prostate biopsy. You should go with his advice. Thanks and take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Follow-up: Free PSA is 2.95. Suggested no biopsy. What to do? 5 minutes later
My psa was 4.09 but reduced to 3.05 and last test result was 2.95. I am concern about the percentage total free psa and its implication
Answered by Dr. M Y Shareef 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
I still will go with the opinion of your urologist

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXX! Good morning. It is nice to hear from you so soon. My regrets for the delay in responding because of the late hours of night in this part of the sub continent when your mail must have reached me.

Usually, in this region,we still rely on the serum PSA level and do not go for the ratio you have mentioned about. In the clinical practice, I have not faced any problem relying on the PSA level, which is very much in range in your case. Therefore, I still give full weight age to the opinion of your urologist that you do not need the biopsy, which anyways is an invasive procedure, even though a very minor one.

I hope this will help you deciding relieving your apprehension on the issue. Thanks and good luck.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Urologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor