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How Long For The Prostate To Heal After A 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
How long does it take for a bladder to heal is biopsy if performed where there has been external beam radiation damage? ( treated for prostate cancer)
It Depends: The rate and extent of healing depend on the amount of radiation received, the time since radiation, the size of the wound, other medical problems a person may have and other factors. Generally, i would expect that a bladder biopsy after prostate cancer radiation would heal in a a week or two, but there is a small possibility of getting a long-lasting wound. ...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
I have large size prostate, had several biopsies and nmr. Now take duodart for 9 months, good results. For how long should take it? Forever?
Prostate: Once you stop the medication, you will go back to how you were. ...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
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
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
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
I have just had a prostate needle biopsy - I have as expected blood in my urine. How long will this continue for?
ONE WEEK TO 1 MONTH: It may show anywhere from one week to a month. ...Read more
See below: All bleeding should be gone within a week to ten days. ...Read more
Up to a week: Bleeding to some extent may last up to a week. If it persists after that, please consult your doctor. ...Read more
Maybe: Prostate biopsies are very safe but there are increasing reports recently of higher resistance rates to the antibiotics we use prior to the biopsy. This means a potentially higher rate of infection but overall the incidence is still very small. The most common problem after a prostate biopsy is bleeding and infection but is usually not lifeb threatening. ...Read more
Can you tell me if a good friend of mine was told he had to have his prostate checked, and was told he needed a biopsy done. How is this done?
Here are some ...:
Here are the steps:
1. "simple" bowel prep with enema or Dulcolax suppository, which I prefer because of less messiness. Make sure of no UTI.
2. use antibiotics - oral with/without a shot...
3. Under local anesthesia with topical or nerve block, digital anal dilation followed with inserting US probe to see, measure, identify ?lesion,
4. Under US-guidance, do biopsy (12-18 pieces depending P-size). ...Read more
I recently read about opko's 4k score prostate test which is approved for use in the u.K. Seems very promising and could eliminate a lot of biopsys.?
Public policy: The impact of widespread screening by bloodwork and aggressive treatment of prostate cancer has had little effect on overall mortality. But it will be difficult to change this in an era in which practice is driven largely by fears of malpractice for missing a cancer "that showed up on blood work." glad you're reading, and thanks. ...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
Depend...: High concern for prostate cancer leads to do prostate biopsy and is based on the changing pattern of PSA iver time and the finding on digital rectal exam (DRE). How often? The combined info from assessing risk factors, DRE findings, PSA moving attern, prior biopsy finding will help decide how often to go prostate biopsy. If highly concerned, repeat in 6 months, but rarely need that. Ask Doc timely ...Read more
Office procedure: Usually done in the office, it is a probe inserted in the rectum to ultrasound your prostate. A nerve block is used to help with the pain. In about 5 minutes, your urologist will sample 10 -12 areas in a systematic fashion. Tissue is then sent to the pathologist for analysis. ...Read more
See answer: Prostate cancer (pca) is 2nd leading cause cancer death. Prostate bx is essential procedure for detecting pca and coupled with appropriate screening and informed consent, prostate biopsy and early detection saves lives. Though generally safe and well-tolerated, there are associated risks: severe infection requiring hospitalization (1-4%); significant bleeding (1-4%); and urinary retention (1%). ...Read more
Small discomfort: Done in drs office small amt of pain need to do it! ...Read more
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
Had biopsy on prostate today. Is it normal to have disharge looking like particals . Look likemeat.?
Biopsy: Men often can pass blood tissue debris after a prostate biopsy. ...Read more
Challenging cases: Some biopsy findings are clear-cut. Some are challenging. There are biopsy findings which sometimes are difficult to classify, so pathologists will do additional testing, apply different chemical stains to the tissues in question, to try and discover the correct interpretation of the tissue. This can take time. It tries one's patience to wait, but the accuracy is worth the wait time. ...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
To pick and chew...: You're right to a great extent as the psa discoverer's public outcry to remind us of not miusing and abusing psa test for profit-driven activities. But, proper use of psa and prostate us + biopsy still can save life. To further address and clarify the debates, please go to <a href="http://www.Formefirst.Com/newauapsa.Html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://www.Formefirst.Com/newauapsa.Html</a>. ...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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