Your normal PSA levels will change as you get older.
If you are 40–49, your normal range of PSA levels is 0.0–2.5
If you are 50–59, your normal range of PSA levels is 0.0–3.5
If you are 60–69, your normal range of PSA levels is 0.0–4.5
If you are 70–79, your normal range of PSA levels is 0.0–6.5
Reasons for having a higher than normal PSA level
PSA levels may be higher than normal for your age for many reasons, such as:
- enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia)
- inflamed prostate (prostatitis)
- medical test on the prostate (such as biopsy or transrectal ultrasound)
- cancer cells in the prostate
- recent sexual activity
No specific PSA level can confirm if you have cancer or not. But a high PSA level may suggest that cancer is present. More tests will be needed to confirm a diagnosis of cancer.