My urologist is bullying me to get a prostate biopsy even though my PSA is not that high and I'm not that old.?

Who gave him the right to do this?

9 Answers

  • 9 months ago

    How much is your PSA level? I don't think they'd want you to have a biopsy if it weren't needed. 

  • Layne
    Lv 5
    9 months ago

    You can refuse any test you want.

  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Suggesting you do it is NOT THE SAME A BULLYING.

    He knows men have to be goaded into this AS THEY MAY THINK IT IS NOT IMPORTANT, but the Doctor knows otherwise.  Getting cancer while it is small is better than finding out later, when it is too late to do anything.

  • 10 months ago

    He has an obligation to recommend any tests or procedures that he deems are necessary to maintain your health. You need to recognize that the PSA test is not absolute and can b in error. 

    I had a low PSA number but my urologist felt my prostate and believed I might have cancer. He did a biopsy to be sure one way or the other. I didn't have cancer but I might have. 

    What is the point of you going to a doctor and not following his recommendations. A biopsy is not that big of a deal and you can be sure if you are cancer free. 

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    No one gives him the right. You have every right to refuse. Just don't go back and complain later if it turn out to be cancer.

  • Mike
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    He is a doctor and as such is required to encourage tests when deemed necessary.

    If you don't like it, don't go back.

  • 10 months ago

    20+ years of study and experience?

  • J
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

     STRONGLY advising is not the same as bullying.

    You know better than he does? 

  • 10 months ago

    define "bullying"... I suspect he is recommending the biopsy. You have the right to refuse any treatment, so what is your problem?

    He has the right (and duty) to recommend. You have the right to refuse. Simple as that. 

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