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Is the prostate needle biopsy a risky thing to do?

Is the prostate needle biopsy a risky thing to do?

Little: Prostate biopsy is done transrectally--meaning going through the tissue in your rectum/anus area and carries a very small risk of infection and bleeding. It is certainly not fun, but overall it is considered a pretty safe procedure, done routinely in the doctor's (urologist office)... ...Read more

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Needle Biopsy (Definition)

A needle biopsy (or fine needle aspiration) is a procedure whereby a thin needle (similar to one the is used for drawing blood), is guided into a lesion and cells are obtained and then placed immediately onto a glass slide for evaluation under the microscope. Unlike a biopsy where "chunks" of tissue are obtained, a fna often obtains only several drops of fluid that ...Read more


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What should I bring for a prostate needle biopsy?

Unclear question: Ursula! must presume you are going to your partner's or friends prostatic biopsy. Unless you have undergone gender change. If so, just take yourself and you will be given antibiotics and a prescription for pain meds. ...Read more

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Is a cystoscopy usually performed before a person undergoes a routine prostate needle biopsy?

Is a cystoscopy usually performed before a person undergoes a routine prostate needle biopsy?

Sometimes: This can only be answered by your doctor. If i see someone for a biopsy, i usually do not do a cystoscopy. ...Read more

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Which test is recommended for checking that prostate cancer is organ-contained? A needle biopsy or a Trans-rectal MRI?

Radiography: Needle biopsy will only reveal tumor cells within the prostate gland. Usually, multiple core biopsies are obtained as cancer cells can be scattered throughout the prostate gland. To determine if the cancer has spread beyond the prostate locally, transrectal ultrasound or MRI would be more appropriate. To evaluate for metastatic disease, CT or PET scanning would be modalities of choice. ...Read more

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Prostate - do you have to wait 30 days for MRI after needle biopsy out of 12 biopsies, 3 came back positive, 6, 6, and 7. So they said it's a 7 but want to wait 30 days for mri

Prostate - do you have to wait 30 days for MRI after needle biopsy out of 12 biopsies, 3 came back positive, 6, 6, and 7.  So they said it's a 7 but want to wait 30 days for mri

It : It is best to wait about a month after the biopsy before having an mri. This is because there can be bleeding or other changes in the prostate after the biopsy that can make it difficult to get accurate images of the prostate. These changes may obscure or mimic cancer and the MRI might not be interpretable. The biopsy changes and bleeding are usually gone after 4 weeks or so. ...Read more

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Had a prostate biopsy, blood in urine gone after week. Had sex later, what seemed like brake fluid comes out, engine needs cleaning. What should I do?

Had a prostate biopsy, blood in urine gone after week. Had sex later, what seemed like brake fluid comes out, engine needs cleaning. What should I do?

Prostate biopsy: It is not uncommon to have blood in the ejaculate for many weeks following needle biopsy of the prostate. Remember, just like a bruise, blood changes color as it breaks down. ...Read more

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Husband 57, haematuria june july 2011, ultrasound prostate & urinary, cystoscopy, biopsy, CT abdomen, urovysion, showed normal, haematuria again now. ?

Husband 57, haematuria june july 2011, ultrasound prostate & urinary, cystoscopy, biopsy, CT abdomen, urovysion, showed normal, haematuria again now. ?

May need re-check: The first question is whether or not this gross or microhematuria. If it is goss hematuria, then it could be the prostate or something else that was undetected during the first evaluation. In addition, it is also worthwhile to have urovysion or fish test done to see if there are cells in the urine with abnormal dna suggesting the possible presence of a bladder cancer. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Michael Michaels
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Blood In Urine (Definition)

Hematuria is the presence of blood in the urine. When you can see the blood, it's called gross hematuria. When the blood can only be seen under a microscope it is known as microscopic hematuria. Hematuria can be caused by kidney stones, kidney infections, urinary tract infections, an enlarged prostate, cancer, certain medications, and ...Read more