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can hypothermia cause raised levels of prostate antigen la

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can hypothermia cause raised levels of prostate antigen lavels
Submitted: 4 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. K. replied 4 years ago.
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No it does not. There are many causes of elevated psa that are NOT cancer. One is simply an enlarged prostate.

Other causes are infection, a recent biopsy, ejaculation, a recent rectal exam, and strenuous bike riding.

Hypothermia does not elevate or alter the psa. Hope this helps.