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Can a Herpes outbreak affect a mans PSA test

By Anonymous October 17, 2017 - 4:05pm
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Hi Anonymous,
Thank you for your question. I found this article for you:
What the author concludes is this:
In this nationally representative sample of middle-aged American men, we did not find consistent evidence for an association between sexual behavior or a history of STIs and PSA levels. Therefore, sexual factors are unlikely to lead to falsely elevated PSA tests in this population. We cannot rule out the role of these factors in causing false positive PSA tests in subgroups of the population that have a higher prevalence of high-risk sexual behavior, and more protracted or recent exposures to these agents.
Let your doctor know you have an outbreak.
Hope this answers your question.

October 18, 2017 - 3:51am
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