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How long does it take to heal after a prostate biopsy?

How long does it take to heal after a prostate biopsy?

Depends: 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.
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pediatric urology, dallas texas. ...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


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How long does it take to recover prostate biopsy?

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

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Why would a prostate biopsy take 6 months to heal?

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Why would a prostate biopsy take 6 months to heal?

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

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How long does the transrectal ultrasound with prostate biopsy take?

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

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How long after a prostate biopsy should blood be leaking out?

How long after a prostate biopsy should blood be leaking out?

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

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How long bleeding after prostate biopsy last?

How long bleeding after prostate biopsy last?

< a couple days: It is not that you are still bleeding for days, but the clots may be seen for a couple of days after the biopsy. They are seen in urine or in ejaculate. However, for someone who is 37 years old, a prostate biopsy seems very odd. ...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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Is there any significance when the doctor only takes 12 samples when doing a prostate biopsy?

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

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Blood clots after prostate biopsy, how long?

Couple of days: Blood clots after prostate biopsy are not common though bleeding to some extent may last up to about a week. ...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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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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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?

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?

No point: Prostate biopsy is 2c if u have prostate cancer or not. Finesteride is used for benign symptomatic prostatic enlargement. May well be an option if prostate biopsy is negative. ...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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Can you run a fever a week after a prostate 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

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After a prostate biopsy that showes no cancer. Can I recieve testosterone injections. That my psa is 300?

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

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What do I do to prep for a prostate biopsy?

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

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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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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