Excessive masturbation and high PSA

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Just as a matter of interest. I had a terrible pain in my lower back about 4 months ago and a subsequent blood test revealed I had a higher than normal PSA (prostate-specific antigen) blood count. As this is an early sign of prostate cancer (both lower back pain and elevated PSA) I had to take a biopsy of my prostate. With great relief the results showed no sign of cancer. However, I wasn’t given any explanation of why my PSA count was higher than normal. I have been advised to take another PSA blood test in the beginning of March and if the PSA level has not decreased I will have to take another biopsy. According to an article on PSA in Wikipedia, PSA levels can be abnormally high after recent ejaculation. My age does not put me in the danger zone of cancer to the prostate and apart from a bad back I had no other symptoms. :?


I think there is research that purports to show that men who ejaculate frequently are less likely to have prostate cancer. How does that square with your findings of high PSA after ejaculation?


Yep, I've heard that too. However, according to Wikipedia, levels of PSA rise after ejaculation. That maybe because the actual PSA stuff is produced by the body to act as a kind of thinner or diluting agent to enable the sperm to swim about more freer and it also affects something in the vagina which enables the sperm to find the egg quicker. Bearing this in mind, and the fact that men who ejaculate often are more fertile, the high PSA makes sense. }:)

Thanks for finding that

The prostate health research is maddening. So many factors researched...and so much inconsistency in results.

Frankly, this is the one that makes the most sense to me...healthy lifestyle = healthy prostate: http://www.newsweek.com/id/141984

And it may be that bonding behaviors and karezza will do as good a job as meditating and support groups...or even better! (Redbeard will note the role of healthy diet, too!)


interesting link. I am very curious to know how much the mind could actually alter genes expression and other purely physical features.


Do you know much about this PSA test? Some medical tests are pretty inaccurate, like, in this case, if you ejaculated right before the test, will it come back falsely high? And if so, do they make sure you didn't?

Lower back pain can also come from weak kidney Chi according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Is it bad? Is it in the spine or the whole lower back area? I get lower back pain sometimes, and I'm pretty sure it's just that. The kidney energy is depleted by ejaculation, and it's the source of vitality in general too, I believe. I think the Chinese called it "kidney" because they determined the general location of the adrenal glands.

Jkasali, I think the mind can influence the body in pretty big ways. One of the pioneers of this in science is Candace Pert. I read her Molecules of Emotion, and her findings were that there are neurotransmitter receptors all over the place where current scientific beliefs don't place them. For example, they're on immune cells, which might explain why a good attitude boosts immune system response and speeds healing of colds and flus. Apparently the mind and body are linked in ways we can hardly imagine, but luckily, science is starting to catch up with the wisdom of the ancient healers.


Ah... I miss my weekly adjustment. Got 'em free from Medicaid! Been meaning to look for a new chiro now that I moved. Well, I'm glad it wasn't cancer!