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Do prostate biopsies usually cause side effects?

Do prostate biopsies usually cause side effects?

Yes: The most common side effects are short term such as bleeding in the urine, bleeding in the stool, and blood in the sperm. Occasionally, a serious rectal infection can occur. Long term side are very rare. ...Read more

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Dr. Ravi Chand
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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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What are the side effects of a parathyroid biopsy?

None: Unclear how this biopsy was done. If it was needle biopsy there should be no side effects. If during surgery unlikely to cause problems. ...Read more

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What are the best medicines to deal with benign prostatic hypertrophy, that have very limited and modest side effects?

What are the best medicines to deal  with benign prostatic hypertrophy, that have very limited and modest side effects?

PROSTATIC HYPERPLASI: If you are diagnosed with benighn prostatic hypertrophy and have confimed diagnosis with symptoms of urinary frequency during day and night and your psa is normal then you need to takle medicine to control your syptoms and/or shrink the gland.The medicines are Alpha blockers which only control the syptoms and you can use in combination with Avodart (dutasteride) to shrink the gland but it is not free of side ef. ...Read more

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My daughter is 26 and has been offered prostate injections for endometriosis. Do they have any side effects and are they worth considering?

My daughter is 26 and has been offered prostate injections for endometriosis. Do they have any side effects and are they worth considering?

Lupron (leuprolide)?: I think you're asking about a drug called Lupron (leuprolide) which treats advanced prostate cancer. In women, it is used to reset the pituitary gland which may regulate periods when used properly. This question is better for the doctor suggesting this treatment but it seems reasonable. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of duodenum biopsies? Will the duodenum heal? Dr took multiple samples measuring a total of 2.5x0.3x0.2cm. Why so much?

What are the side effects of duodenum biopsies? Will the duodenum heal? Dr took multiple samples measuring a total of 2.5x0.3x0.2cm. Why so much?

Minmal: Usually a very small amount of bleeding will occur at the biopsy site. Main hazard is if the biopsy includes a small artery, which can bleed more seriously, or if the biopsy pokes a hole in the bowel wall , which causes peritonitis. Both of these complications are immediately obvious. ...Read more

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What are the common side effects of prostate radiation?

Gi and Gu irritation: Gastrointestional(gi) irritation: rectal irritation more frequent bowel movement, diarrhea, hemorhoids may act up, blood in the stool. Genitourinary (gu): bladder irritation, irritation of urethra, more frequent urination, burning with urination, blood in urine. Fatigue is also a common side effect. ...Read more

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What are some of the common prostate radiation side effects?

What are some of the common prostate radiation side effects?

Bowel & bladder :(: Fatigue(alleviated by rest), transient bowel and bladder irritation it is a common side effect. One may urinate or desiccate more frequently and may have some irritation related symptoms that are short-lived. They are typically managed well with medications. Uncommon and rare side effects are significant dysuria, obstruction of the urinary flow. There are medications that help with this. ...Read more

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I started taking Avelox for prostatitis. How long does it take before side effects are shown. Is this a safe drug? And wise for prostate?

I started taking Avelox for prostatitis. How long does it take before side effects are shown. 

Is this a safe drug? And wise for prostate?

Fluoroquinolone: The prostate is a rather difficult organ to penetrate with antibiotics. It is encapsulated and require long periods of time for any meaningful antibiotic concentrations to build up. Avelox is a 5th generation fluoroquinolone. 3 weeks plus is recommended for the infection. ...Read more

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3 swollen node's (neck) for 5 years. Test's all OK. Dr says too small to biopsy, not willing to remove 1cm nodes. No other side effects. Worrying?

3 swollen node's (neck) for 5 years. Test's all OK. Dr says too small to biopsy, not willing to remove 1cm nodes. No other side effects.

Worrying?

Should be fine.: Although removing them and sending them to the lab would technically give us the most reliable answer, these would be considered benign at this point if they've stayed the same in number and size and shape for the past five years. But if any more develop, or if they grow, or if you notice more nodes elsewhere in your body, get to your doctor for another evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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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