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Blood clots after prostate biopsy, how long?

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

Dr. Shari Jackson
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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 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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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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Can a urologist perform a prostate biopsy at the same time he scopes the urethra?

Can a urologist perform a prostate biopsy at the same time he scopes the urethra?

Possible, but...: Theoretically, this combination is possible, but in practice, it is not advisable because the need for prostate biopsy is judged by changing psa with the finding of digital rectal exam (dre) on prostate, and concern for urination from prostate is usually and sufficiently enough by history, checking residual urine, etc. But, you can ask urologist for priority and sequence of care...

Best wish... ...Read more

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Urine test showed a 6.7 psa level, should I accept the recommendation for a prostate biopsy?

Urine test showed a 6.7 psa level, should I accept the recommendation for a prostate biopsy?

Probably: A blood test with a psa of 6.7 is hi. But other factors need to be taken into account such as your age, overall health, and your 10 year life expectancy. If you are young anf healthy, then a biopsy is usually recommended. As an alternative, active monitoring of the blood in 3 months is also an option but you must closely monitor the psa as it may signify prostate cancer. ...Read more

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If I have prostate cancer, what are the chances of spreading the cancer with a prostate biopsy?

Spread: While this is a very common question I know of no cases where this has occurred. ...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 m 55 yrs. Old my PSA has been a 5. It a been like this for awhile. Doc says a prostate biopsy neces. Test safe?

I m 55 yrs. Old my PSA has been a 5. It a been like this for awhile. Doc says a prostate biopsy neces. Test safe?

Discuss w Urologist: This is the very reason many organizations no longer recommend PSA test (see USPSTF), because it often leads to unnecessary prostate biopsies. Prostate biopsy is a relatively safe procedure, but does carry some risks and side effects. I suggest discussing your result with a Urologist, as it is above normal, but stable. They may recommend additional lab tests vs biopsy. ...Read more

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Prostate biopsy correlation) focal area of altered signal inensity in the left femoral head, what does this mean?

Prostate biopsy correlation) focal area of altered signal inensity in the left femoral head, what does this mean?

Here are some. ..: This Q is not quite clear & specific so it's hard to offer right answer. But I would guess it as follows: Did you have bone scan which showed hot spot in left femoral head leading to concern for possible metastatic lesion; so prostate biopsy is advised to correlate with it. But bony metastasis tends to be multi-focal in ribs, spine, pelvis, hips... Very rarely being solitary. Hence, ask Doc for... ...Read more

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Had prostate biopsy 12 days ago and even though my urologist told me that I would see blood in my urine, its been a while now. I still see blood/pain.

Had prostate biopsy 12 days ago and even though my urologist told me that I would see blood in my urine, its been a while now. I still see blood/pain.

Let me explain: After a prostate biopsy, you'll probably need to take an antibiotic for a few days. You may feel slight soreness and have some light bleeding from your rectum. You may have blood in your urine or stools for a few days. You may also notice that your semen has a red or rust-colored tint caused by a small amount of blood in your semen. This can last for several weeks. ...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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How frequently should prostate biopsy be done?

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

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What is a prostate biopsy and how is it performed?

What is a prostate biopsy and how is it performed?

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

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Why would a prostate biopsy take 6 months to heal?

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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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Is it true that a prostate biopsy is really dangerous?

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

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I'm nervous and scared about prostate biopsy. What might happen?

Small discomfort: Done in drs office small amt of pain need to do it! ...Read more

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Should an individual feel any pain after having a prostate biopsy?

Should an individual feel any pain after having a prostate biopsy?

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

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Why would a prostate biopsy results be delayed?

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

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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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What to do about prostate biopsy now can't urinate?

Does not add up: Why did you have a prostate biopsy at age 36? If you cannot pass urine go to base hospital, if that is not an option go to the nearest emergency department. ...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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What percentage of the time does a prostate biopsy come back positive for cancer?

30-50%: With proper "screening, " most reports suggest a 30-50% positive biopsy result (currently with 10-12 cores obtained). Newer technology/approaches such as MRI mapping/guidance, confirmdx, "saturation" biopsies (26-32 cores) are increasing the "+" bx rate. With all of these comes increased cost and risk, however. ...Read more

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How much time should I wait before having sex with my wife after my prostate biopsy?

How much time should I wait before having sex with my wife after my prostate biopsy?

3-7 days: The vast majority of urologists will advise their patients to refrain from having sexual intercourse from 3-7 days post-biopsy. To minimize excessive bleeding and concern, I tell my patients to resume sex when there has been no further visible bleeding in the urine or from the penis for 48-72 hrs and that they can normally expect some blood in their ejaculation fluid for as long as 2-3 months. ...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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Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a transrectal ultrasound with prostate biopsy?

Will I have to get poked with a needle when I get a transrectal ultrasound with prostate biopsy?

Yes: Biopsy means taking a small sample of tissue to be examined under a microscope. This is often done using a special needle. ...Read more

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If my friend was told by the doctor to do a bone test afyrr a prostate biopsy does that mean its srrious?

Sometimes: Bone scans should only be recommended to patient with high-risk prostate cancer. Proper use of bone scan in asymptomatic patients should be limited to very high psa (usually >10, always >20), gleason 8 or higher biopsy result and clinically advanced disease. For the vast majority of patients diagnosed with prostate cancer today (i.e. 85%), they should not be recommended to undergo a bone scan. ...Read more

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Are there any less traumatic and invasive alternatives to prostate biopsy in response to a high psa, such as MRI of the prostate?

No: You would not want to be treated for prostate cancer unless there was conclusive tissue confirmation of the diagnosis. This is only obtained by a biopsy. All other tests whether they be a blood test, an x-ray or MRI study or other technology can be helpful in staging and evaluating the prostate. But a biopsy is crucial in the process. ...Read more

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Boyfriend had a prostate biopsy lst wk, we had intercourse last night and his semen was mixed with blood and he came inside me should I panic?

Boyfriend had a prostate biopsy lst wk, we had intercourse last night and his semen was mixed with blood and he came inside me should I panic?

Blood: Bloody semen can occur for a number of reasons. The medical term is hematospermia and is more common than many realize.

Contact the surgeon who performed the biopsy and discuss further.

Here is a good resource of information: http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/457632-overview ...Read more

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In april 03, 2013 I had a prostate biopsy because of a high psa 9.0. The biopsy result was negative for cancer but the prostate is 2 times larger than?

In april 03, 2013 I had a prostate biopsy because of a high psa 9.0. The biopsy result was negative for cancer but the prostate is 2 times larger than?

PSA density: Can describe whether the size of your gland explains the psa. The negative biopsy says they did not find the cancer, but it can also mean they missed it. I would repeat the psa and establish a pattern. You should refrain from sex a week or 2 before repeating the psa. If the psa continues to rise, repeat the biopsies. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does a prostate biopsy entail and what can I expect afterwards?

Biopsy: Most prostate biopsies are done with you lying on your side, an ultrasound probe placed in the rectum through which numbing medicine can be administered around the prostate prior to taking small needle samples of the prostate, again through the ultrasound probe. Patients give themselves an enema at home prior to the biopsy, and take antibiotics before and after the biopsy for safety. ...Read more

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After prostate biopsy I'm having a low semen eyaculation. What causes it?

After prostate biopsy I'm having a low semen eyaculation. What causes it?

Diminishing Semen: There could be several reasons: inflammation leading to less semen as the prostate heals. Retrograde ejaculation into the bladder due to prostate inflammation. Or, as in most of our cases less semen is produced as we age. ...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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Do men have to wear condoms after having a prostate biopsy?

Do men have to wear condoms after having a prostate biopsy?

Not usually: There will be some blood in the urine after a prostate biopsy but it is usually very small and not of concern. If there is a lot of bleeding or other unusual symptoms, then a followup with the doctor should be sought immediately. ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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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


Scrotum (Definition)

Sac below penis that holds testicles ...Read more