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how long does the transrectal ultrasound with prostate biopsy take

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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Prostate Biopsy: The duration of the procedure depends on a number of factors: 1) how many samples are taken (6, 12, 24?); 2) what kind of sedation is provided (local, ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Yes: Helps with aiming biopsy needle to toward suspected tumor nodules in suspected prostate cancer.
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Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
27 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Biopsy means taking a small sample of tissue to be examined under a microscope. This is often done using a special needle.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes but: Speak to your doctor , besides prostate cancer there are other causes for elevated psa levels , if elevation is persistent and prostate exam is suspic ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
At 55 yes: Prostatic biopsy at 55 is indicated ( yes necessary ) , relatively low low risk out patient procedure , rarely needs strong pain medication for som ... Read More
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Prostate biopsy: This is considered normal after needle biopsies of the prostate. It will clear up with time. Mention it to your urologist at follow up.
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Cipro (ciprofloxacin) alone: The most commonly used and recommended prophylactic antibiotic regimen for prostate biopsy is a fluoroquinolone (such as ciprofloxacin) alone, i.e. no ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Casey Ng
Dr. Casey Ng answered
16 years experience Urology
bleeding: If you are referring to bleeding, assuming you are not on any blood thinning medications, it could be anywhere up to around 2 weeks.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
20 years experience Pediatric Urology
Depends: Usually after 48 hrs most of the symptoms will be gone. The most common are pain with urination, pain with bowel movements and sometimes bllod in the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
< a couple days: It is not that you are still bleeding for days, but the clots may be seen for a couple of days after the biopsy. They are seen in urine or in ejaculat ... Read More
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