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is it normal to be in pain for weeks after having a prostate biopsy

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
No: After a prostate biopsy, the discomfort should resolve very quickly. Typically the discomfort will resolve within 1 to 2 days. If there are still symp ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
Yes: After a prostate biopsy, one can expect to have blood in the urine, stool, and sperm. These are usually self-limited and need no special treatment. In ... Read More
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A 48-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.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terence Chapman
25 years experience Urologic Oncology
Common: This occurs relatively commonly. If limited and otherwise does not hinder voiding, a watch and wait approach is reasonable. If not, call your doctor.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Bleeding is normal : Blood in the urine is normal after prostate biopsy. It is probably best not to take anticoagulants while actively bleeding.
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
43 years experience Urology
See answer: It is not unusual to have some discomfort or pain in prostate/pelvic region along with some minor bleeding from rectum, penis, and/or in urine for 1-2 ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
Not usually: There will be some blood in the urine after a prostate biopsy but it is usually very small and not of concern. If there is a lot of bleeding or other ... Read More
A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Chinn
37 years experience Urology
Weeks to months: Hematospermia/hemospermia is very common immediately after a PNBx, but may continue for up to several months afterwards as well. Of course, other fac ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Eastham
33 years experience Urology
At least 6 weeks: Psa will be elevated by any manipulation of the prostate including a biopsy. You should wait at least 6 weeks before having another psa checked.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Adler
30 years experience Urology
Prostate biopsy: Blood in the urine is very common after prostate biopsy. It ususally clears up in a few days (3-5), but it may be sporadically present 1-2 weeks afte ... Read More
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