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Tru Cut Biopsy
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
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
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
Will a black spot that I have and am getting biopsied september 28 be all the way cut out during the biopsy?
How big?: It depends on the size of the lesion. A small lesion may be removed in its entirety. If the lesion is large or if there are multiple lesions then only a sample is removed. It also depends on the location of the lesion and the likelihood of excessive bleeding from the site. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 days after a biopsy, is it normal for the small cuts to hurt after having the gauze off of them and letting them breathe?
Quite large and very hard lump under biopsy area (the cut) ? No fluid or bleeding but extremely hard and like a small egg size? Is this normal?
Cut my lip in the upper center and i keep reopen it by smiling is there a tool to have me not smile so i can't stretch my healing lip? Clean biopsy
Yes: Keep it moisturized all the time with one of those lip sticks of and try not purse your lips when you laugh it usually takes two days to close up. ...Read more