Do Vigorous Exercises Cause High PSA?
I’m 71 years old. A very active 71. I’m in training for a 10 mile race in May. Recently I had a bunch of blood test done. The day of the tests I ran the 3.5 miles to the local Quest Labs. The PSA came back as a 7.0. Could this have been caused by my running. My typical training week at this point is running about 10 miles a week. Two days of strength training and one day of bike riding for about 10 miles. Can all of this effect the PSA test.
Things That Cause False High PSA Levels, and you must avoid them before testing:
1. Vigorous exercise and athletic activities that stimulate your the prostate, that include bike riding, motorcycling, and riding a horse, ATV, or tractor.
2. Getting a prostate massage for 48 hours before your PSA test.
3. Sexual activity that involves ejaculation, must be avoided for 48 hours before PSA test.
4. Following procedures on prostate itself: prostate biopsy, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) for BPH, urethral catheter, or cystoscopy. You must wait 6 weeks before testing for PSA level.
5. A bacterial infection in the urinary tract (UTI), so that you must complete an antibiotic course and wait few weeks before getting PSA test.