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Anal sex and psa?

Tommy459
Tommy459
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I’m post prostatectomy 10 years. I have always been around 0.01 or so PSA. After my last PSA test it jumped to a 0.05.

In the week or two before the test I had a few sessions of receptive anal sex..

Has anyone else had a PSA rise from such activity?

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Tall_Allen

You have no prostate to create PSA. Were you Gleason 6?

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Tommy459
Tommy459
in reply to Tall_Allen

I was 3+4=7

Yes I know the prostate was removed but I have heard that orgasm and stimulation of the prostate bed area could cause some remaining prostate cell tissue to generate PSA. I guess either that or I have cancer.

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Tall_Allen
Tall_Allen
in reply to Tommy459

Any healthy prostate tissue atrophies. But no need to react unless there's a definite pattern.

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Tommy459
Tommy459
in reply to Tall_Allen

Thanks Allen

Back to my original question you don’t think that receptive anal sex has anything to do with the lowrise like this?

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Tall_Allen
Tall_Allen
in reply to Tommy459

I doubt it.

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Tommy459
Tommy459
in reply to Tall_Allen

Thanks much

I have a retest

Later this week and a doctors appointment next week so hopefully I won’t see another rise or maybe I will see it go back down.

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Vitruviusman

None. Anal sex does not exacerbate pc

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Tommy459

I also had clean margins and really good bath I’ll report after the surgery.

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Tommy459
Tommy459
in reply to Tommy459

That was a typo but I meant to say was I had a good pathology report after the surgery.

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Handdrummer777

A good bath is always nice too.

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RiverOaks

I was told by my doc that it does increase PSA temporarily, however it is not confirmed by any study or data that it increases the risk of resurgence, there is a study at UCLA however the links anal sex to anal cancer...,

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Tommy459
Tommy459
in reply to RiverOaks

Many thanks river oaks! I’ll look for that study

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ATXGuy

I've heard of PSA rising pre-surgery after receptive anal sex (or bike riding :), but not afterward.

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