|Digital rectal exam; drawing shows a side view of the male reproductive and urinary anatomy, including the prostate, rectum, and bladder; also shows a gloved and lubricated finger inserted into the rectum to feel the prostate. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
However, increased value is associated with some more interventional investigations; the resulting discomfort and anxiety in patients.
The benign conditions that can raise the PSA value are;
- Digital Rectal Examination (DRE) of the prostate,
- Post-Operative (Prostate Surgery) period.
Now, investigators have found that long route cycling in men more than 50 years of age can raise the serum PSA value from 5 minutes after the cycling to 24-48 hours.
So, in order to avoid fallacy, it is better to avoid PSA test after cycling; and can be done after 2 to 3 days of rest.