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How Long Does It Take To Heal After A Prostate Biopsy
Usually after 48 hrs most of the symptoms will be gone. The most common are pain with urination, pain with bowel movements and sometimes bllod in the urine. If you have a high fever or prolonged bleeding call your urologist immediately.
Patricio gargollo, md
pediatric urology, dallas texas. ...Read more
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
Here are some... Yes: The pace of healing after prostate biopsy widely varies to reflect the degree and kind of biopsy-related tissue injury-though intended-and personal healing ability with or without its related infection, though rare. Besides, personal pain tolerance plays an important role in sensing the lingering discomfort. Technically, prostate biopsy is blind to visualiiize nerve & vessel so rare damage to them ...Read more
Prostate Biopsy: The duration of the procedure depends on a number of factors: 1) how many samples are taken (6, 12, 24?); 2) what kind of sedation is provided (local, conscious, monitored anesthesia); 3) operator skill; 4) patient factors; 5) complications or not; 6) pre-procedure prep time; 7) post-procedure recovery (particularly how quickly you pass urine); 8) setting where performed (hospital or outpatient). ...Read more
1 or 2 days: There should not be excessive bleeding after a prostate biopsy. Should clear up after a couple of days. Call the urologist it bleeding is severe or persists. ...Read more
See below: All bleeding should be gone within a week to ten days. ...Read more
12 is enough: 12 cores are usually sufficient to sample the prostate gland. There is no particular significance to fewer than 12 or more than 12. ...Read more
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
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
I have to get a prostate biopsy, the Dr. Does not use local anesthetic, he prescribed a 2mg Ativan to relax me, I need more, can I also take a Xanax (alprazolam)?
NO: This is a reletively simply procedure- DO NOT SELF MRDICATE. ...Read more
Enlarged prostate. Psa 11.9 ng/ml. Doctor advised for prostate biopsy. Can I take finasteride 5 mg tablets to shrink my prostate gland before biopsy?
Contact MD: High fevers 1-3 days following biopsy may need urgent attention, with concern for blood infection. You can get sick very fast, so better be safe and call md. Beyond that, if a low grade prostate infection has occured, that could be assoc with fevers. Many urologists now give 2 antibiotics in preparation for biopsy, to reduce the risk of blood infection, especially from resistant bacteria. ...Read more
After a prostate biopsy that showes no cancer. Can I recieve testosterone injections. That my psa is 300?
Hold off: Psas can be elevated for many reasons, including uti, prostatitis, and prostate cancer. A psa of 300 is very high and very unusual. It would be wise to have a repeat psa and if it is still elevated consider a repeat 12 - 16 core biopsy. If prostate cancer is present, testosterone therapy will worsen it. ...Read more
Follow Doc's...: Modern prostate biopsy is done under trans-rectal ultrasound guidance after cleansing the bowel and giving antibiotics. But the regimen for bowel prep and antibiotic use has changed and evolved drastically over the past 15 yrs due to emerging bacterial resistance, and still highly vary among doc although general consensus has arrived. So, ask and follow your doc's. ...Read more
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
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
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