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Under treatment for hemorrhoids with bleeding litigation treatments. Can inflamed, bleeding hemorrhoids raise PSA count?

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Can inflamed, bleeding hemorrhoids raise PSA count?
PSA was 11.0, digital rectal exam was normal. Under treatment for hemorrhoids with a good amount of bleeding between rubber band litigation treatments.
Posted Wed, 31 Jul 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 19 minutes later
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In general this not known to be one of the causes of a falsely high PSA. It would require the prostate to become inflammed as a result of the procedure. This is not likely to occur because though you can feel the prostate rectally, they are separated by a wall which would have to be breached.

There are few things that can result in falsely high PSA values such as any of the following with a 2 to 5 days of the blood being taken
(1)inflammation of the prostate (prostatitis)
(2)recent digital examination of the prostate
(3)recent sexual activity
(4) history of a doctor may consider repeating the PSA level and doing what is called a free PSA as well.
Free PSA is the amount of total PSA that is free in the person, a low free PSA is suggestive of cancer and requires further evaluation with a biopsy.
A normal free PSA is more likely in a person with a benign (non cancerous) cause of the increase total PSA.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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