PSA Testing Until recently, many doctors encouraged yearly PSA testing for all men beginning at age 50, or even earlier for men at high risk of prostate cancer. As doctors have learned more about the benefits and harms of prostate cancer screening, they have begun to caution against annual PSA testing. Talk with your doctor about what is best for you.
See your doctor right away if you have any of these symptoms: Frequent urge to urinate Need to get up many times during the night to urinate Blood in urine or semen Pain or burning urination Painful ejaculation Frequent pain or stiffness in lower back, hips, pelvic or rectal area, or upper thighs Dribbling of urine
It’s true that prostate problems are common after age 50. The good news is there are many things you can do.