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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

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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Will a black spot that I have and am getting biopsied september 28 be all the way cut out during the biopsy?

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 more

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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?

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?

Maybe: It is unclear what type of biopsy you had, but it does sound reasonable for any open areas to sting on exposure to air. Call you dr if you have extreme redness at or around the biopsy site, or pus from the area, or fever greater than 100. ...Read more

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Skin cancer once cut for biopsy becomes increasingly difficult to heal?????

Skin cancer once cut for biopsy becomes increasingly difficult to heal?????

No: I should not be difficult to heal unless there is some underlying skin problem or persistent tumor. See a dermatologist who specialized in skin cancer ...Read more

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Is a popliteal lymph node biopsy performed under local or general anaesthesia? Is it a straight cut or an s cut?

Is a popliteal lymph node biopsy performed under local or general anaesthesia? Is it a straight cut or an s cut?

Either: A popliteal lymph node dissection is usually performed using local or regional anesthesia (nerve block) along with sedation. General anesthesia may be required depending on pathology or other medical issues. ...Read more

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