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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. Jeffrey Wint
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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?

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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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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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