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Do men have to wear condoms after having a prostate biopsy?

Do men have to wear condoms after having a prostate biopsy?

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 unusual symptoms, then a followup with the doctor should be sought immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Biopsy (Definition)

Biopsy is tissue removed by needle or cutting to remove part of a body part. It is usually a small amount of material that is processed by a pathologist. Most of the time it is stained and looked at through a microscope to arrive at a diagnosis. Special processes are done for some tissues or problems. The purpose is to tell what the problem is (diagnosis). ...Read more


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Is it normal to have blood in my urine after having a prostate biopsy?

Is it normal to have blood in my urine after having a prostate biopsy?

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. Increase your fluid intake and monitor. If there is any pain, fevers, or heavy bleeding, call you urologist immediately. ...Read more

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How long after having a prostate biopsy should I be seeing blood in my semen?

How long after having a prostate biopsy should I be seeing blood in my semen?

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 factors such as asprin/NSAIDs may prolong your "bleeding.". ...Read more

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How long should I wait after having a prostate biopsy before having another psa test?

How long should I wait after having a prostate biopsy before having another psa test?

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. ...Read more

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How long should I expect to have blood in my pee after having a prostate biopsy?

How long should I expect to have blood in my pee after having a prostate biopsy?

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 after the biopsy. If there are multiple blood clots and or difficulty urinating/retnetion of urine you should see you physician immedialtely or go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Should an individual feel any pain after having a prostate biopsy?

Should an individual feel any pain after having a prostate biopsy?

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 days and blood in semen for at least several weeks. Any persistent or worsening pain, pain or swelling of the testicles, fever (>100.5)/chills, difficulty voiding should prompt a call to your md or a visit to the er. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about prostate biopsy?

See below: After cleaning the lower colon, an ultrasound probe is inserted into the rectum to visualize the gland and lesions, if detectable. A modified large bore needle is used to take cores, usually multiple, from the gland. The tissue is examined by a pathologist for diagnosis for cancer. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/prostate-biopsy/my00182. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is involved in a prostate biopsy?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is involved in a prostate biopsy?

Here are...: Bowel prep to keep rectum empty so to avoid sound transmission; take antibiotics timely; do urinalysis to make sure of no active UTI; insert ultrasound probe through anus into rectum while hip in full flexsion (usually in lateral position); Doc will visualize the shape and texture of prostate tissue to selectively or randomly obtain small piece of tissue (1 x 20 mm) with special needle under aneth ...Read more

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How is a bone test done after a prostate biopsy?

How is a bone test done after a prostate biopsy?

Bone Scan: You get an injection of a radioactive material. Two hours later, you return to nuclear medicine and lay under a machine called gamma camera for about 40 to 45 min for getting pictures of your bone to see if your prostate cancer had spread to the bone. ...Read more

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Do I need a prostate biopsy if my psa is 2.4 and I am 65 yr old?

Maybe: If you haven't already had one, you definitely need a good exam of your prostate, called a "digital rectal exam". This means your doctor feels the surface of your prostate gland with his or her finger inserted into your rectum. Any enlargement or nodules on your prostate gland would favor biopsy. This simple exam is often skipped due to embarrassment of the doctor or the patient. Ask for it! ...Read more

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What diseases other than cancer are caught by a prostate biopsy?

What diseases other than cancer are caught by a prostate biopsy?

Prostatitis: A prostate biopsy is performed with an ultrasound probe in the rectum and a thin needle that goes through the wall of the rectum into the prostate gland. The most common non-cancer diagnosis is prostatitis. There are other pathologic findings like cellular atypia, prostate intraepithelial neoplasia (pin). Rarely, a rectal cancer can be found as well. ...Read more

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How likely is it that my prostate biopsy results were a false positive?

Very rare: Prostate biopsies are the only way to initially diagnose prostate cancer. Although a false positive result may occur, it is very unlikely and unlikely to occur. The grading of prostate cancer is fairly uniform known as the gleason grade and can be readily identified by a qualified pathologist. ...Read more

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My PSA went or increased to a 5. Going for prostate biopsy, is it painful?

Yes, and treatable: There is pain but not too bad. Any over the counter medication like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin should be sufficient to relieve the pain. ...Read more

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Why do I need to give myself an enema before my prostate biopsy procedure?

Why do I need to give myself an enema before my prostate biopsy procedure?

Because...: The presence of fecal material inside the rectum will not just interfere sound transmission so to impair the imaging quality of the prostate. But also make the rectum be more bacteria-rich environment so to increase chance of infecting the prostate. So, an enema accomplishes these two goals; our body can defend and life can live on without a hitch. ...Read more

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Hello, My PSA went up to a 5, recommended prostate biopsy. The result was negative. Should be concerned? Thanks!

Follow-up: A negative biopsy result is good, however, you should follow your doctor's advice for continued vigilance and periodic check-ups. There is no need to worry. ...Read more

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What percentage of the time do they find cancer from a prostate biopsy? What percentage of the time do they find something else?

It depends: If you're going in for a blind biopsy series because of a minimally elevated psa, maybe one chance in 4. If you have a palpable nodule suspicious for cancer clinically, much higher. Here's a good resource that shares my skepticism about the value of screening -- http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/factsheet/detection/psa. ...Read more

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I had a prostate biopsy 5 days ago, last night i got realy bad pains in the left side of my stomack shuold i be worried about thi age 66?

I had a prostate biopsy 5 days ago, last night i got realy bad pains in the left side of my stomack shuold i be worried about thi age 66?

Get evaluated. : What you are describing is not a common side effect of a prostate needle biopsy. Adverse events usually include blood in the urine & ejaculate, fever, rectal bleeding, and infection. Abdominal pain is not a commonly reported, but should be evaluated if the symptoms are significant. ...Read more

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My psa result is 5.6 then I have it ultrasound and negative. Should I have my prostate biopsy?

My psa result  is 5.6  then  I have  it ultrasound and negative. Should I have my prostate  biopsy?

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 suspicious at 56 biopsy is indicated good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover prostate biopsy?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


Condoms (Definition)

These are mostly closed end tubes of latex and occasionally other materials to cover the penis during intercourse and prevent pregnancy and disease transmission. A wise person uses them when the history of their partner is unknown. There are some available for women's use ...Read more