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What should I bring for a prostate needle biopsy?

What should I bring for a prostate needle biopsy?

Unclear question: Ursula! must presume you are going to your partner's or friends prostatic biopsy. Unless you have undergone gender change. If so, just take yourself and you will be given antibiotics and a prescription for pain meds. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Needle Biopsy (Definition)

A needle biopsy (or fine needle aspiration) is a procedure whereby a thin needle (similar to one the is used for drawing blood), is guided into a lesion and cells are obtained and then placed immediately onto a glass slide for evaluation under the microscope. Unlike a biopsy where "chunks" of tissue are obtained, a fna often obtains only several drops of fluid that ...Read more


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Is the prostate needle biopsy a risky thing to do?

Little: Prostate biopsy is done transrectally--meaning going through the tissue in your rectum/anus area and carries a very small risk of infection and bleeding. It is certainly not fun, but overall it is considered a pretty safe procedure, done routinely in the doctor's (urologist office)... ...Read more

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Is a cystoscopy usually performed before a person undergoes a routine prostate needle biopsy?

Is a cystoscopy usually performed before a person undergoes a routine prostate needle biopsy?

Sometimes: This can only be answered by your doctor. If i see someone for a biopsy, i usually do not do a cystoscopy. ...Read more

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Prostate - do you have to wait 30 days for MRI after needle biopsy out of 12 biopsies, 3 came back positive, 6, 6, and 7. So they said it's a 7 but want to wait 30 days for mri

Prostate - do you have to wait 30 days for MRI after needle biopsy out of 12 biopsies, 3 came back positive, 6, 6, and 7.  So they said it's a 7 but want to wait 30 days for mri

It : It is best to wait about a month after the biopsy before having an mri. This is because there can be bleeding or other changes in the prostate after the biopsy that can make it difficult to get accurate images of the prostate. These changes may obscure or mimic cancer and the MRI might not be interpretable. The biopsy changes and bleeding are usually gone after 4 weeks or so. ...Read more

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Which test is recommended for checking that prostate cancer is organ-contained? A needle biopsy or a Trans-rectal MRI?

Radiography: Needle biopsy will only reveal tumor cells within the prostate gland. Usually, multiple core biopsies are obtained as cancer cells can be scattered throughout the prostate gland. To determine if the cancer has spread beyond the prostate locally, transrectal ultrasound or MRI would be more appropriate. To evaluate for metastatic disease, CT or PET scanning would be modalities of choice. ...Read more

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How accurate is a fine needle biopsy?

How accurate is a fine needle biopsy?

Very Accurate: An article from baylor in 2000 looked at more than 6000 patients who underwent thyroid fna biopsy. Sensitivity and specificity values of thyroid fna were 93% and 96%. The current nci classification: 1) nondiagnostic fna samples, 2) benign lesions, 3) malignant lesions, 4 atypia/follicular lesion of undetermined significance, 5) suspicious for a follicular lesion. Most common result benign. ...Read more

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What does a fine needle biopsy feel like?

A pin prick: Most fnaers numb the area on the skin above a thyroid nodule with xylocaine (lidocaine) using a very fine grade needle so that the larger needle will not be felt. ...Read more

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What is a needle biopsy of a lymph node like?

What is a needle biopsy of a lymph node like?

Simple: A fine needle aspiration biopsy means using a thin needle (like the ones used to draw blood) to draw a very small tissue or cell sample from the lymph node. The sample is examined under microscope by a pathologist who can often make a diagnosis without the need for a surgical procedure to remove an entire node ...Read more

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What should I expect with a fine needle biopsy ?

What should I expect with a fine needle biopsy ?

Benign or malignant: An fna of a thyroid nodule can tell with great accuracy whether the nodule is cancerous and what type of cancer it is. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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. Milton Alvis Jr
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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