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Doctor insights on: Is It Normal To Need A Transrectal Ultrasound With Prostate Biopsy

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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How long does the transrectal ultrasound with prostate biopsy take?

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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My psa result is 5.6 then I have it ultrasound and negative. Should I have my prostate biopsy?

My psa result  is 5.6  then  I have  it ultrasound and negative. Should I have my prostate  biopsy?

Yes but: Speak to your doctor , besides prostate cancer there are other causes for elevated psa levels , if elevation is persistent and prostate exam is suspicious at 56 biopsy is indicated good luck. ...Read more

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My PSA is a 5, I'm going for a ultrasound guidance prostate biopsy. Is this procedure painful. Is it necessary?

My PSA is a 5, I'm going for a ultrasound guidance prostate biopsy. Is this procedure painful. Is it necessary?

At 55 yes: Prostatic biopsy at 55 is indicated ( yes necessary ) , relatively low low risk out patient procedure , rarely needs strong pain medication for some none after the procedure . ...Read more

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I had a transrectal prostate biopsy 8 days ago. Sometimes after sleep, when i urinate, bright red blood first comes out. Then clear urine. Cause?

I had a transrectal prostate biopsy 8 days ago. Sometimes after sleep, when i urinate, bright red blood first comes out.  Then clear urine.  Cause?

Prostate biopsy: This is considered normal after needle biopsies of the prostate. It will clear up with time. Mention it to your urologist at follow up. ...Read more

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For a TRUS/prostate biopsy, do you prefer prescribing Cipro (ciprofloxacin) alone, or with gentamicin? Or, gentamicin with ceftriaxone? Thank you...

For a TRUS/prostate biopsy, do you prefer prescribing Cipro (ciprofloxacin) alone, or with gentamicin?  Or, gentamicin with ceftriaxone? Thank you...

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) alone: The most commonly used and recommended prophylactic antibiotic regimen for prostate biopsy is a fluoroquinolone (such as ciprofloxacin) alone, i.e. no aminoglycoside. See http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21563156: "...there were no significant differences between several classes of antibiotics for the outcomes tested (bacteriuria, bacteremia, fever and the need for hospitalization)." ...Read more

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Is it normal to have blood in my urine after having a prostate biopsy?

Is it normal to have blood in my urine after having a prostate biopsy?

Yes: After a prostate biopsy, one can expect to have blood in the urine, stool, and sperm. These are usually self-limited and need no special treatment. Increase your fluid intake and monitor. If there is any pain, fevers, or heavy bleeding, call you urologist immediately. ...Read more

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Is a blood clot in urine normal after prostate biopsy?

Is a blood clot in urine normal after prostate biopsy?

Common: This occurs relatively commonly. If limited and otherwise does not hinder voiding, a watch and wait approach is reasonable. If not, call your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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. Andrew Seibert
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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