Has anybody else had a PSA test and did they give up cycling for two weeks before the blood sample was taken ? (or were they given different instructions?).
Apparently any strenuous exercise can raise the PSA to some degree. I was recommended to have a PSA test after symptoms and a DRE by GP suggested hyperplasia.The PSA result was a shock to say the least and I was given an urgent referral to urologist. I mentioned cycling and that 2 days before the PSA test was a particularly arduous 15 miles along the canal (bumpy). GP never mentioned refraining from exercise but urologist said to do so for at least 48 hrs and requested a repeat test. I sat on my ar$e (not saddle) for 7 days beforehand. Value halved (but still too high).
The rest of the story is incidental to the topic, but MRI picked up 2 suspicious areas but biopsies came back "normal". As previously mentioned in another post, sample size of 1, but depending on the cause of raised PSA, pressure in the perineal region prior to a PSA test might not be a good idea. As the urologist said "you're sitting on your prostate" (on a bike), particularly if it's 3 times the size it should be.