Can a 24 core prostate cancer biopsy cause impotence?

See below. Prostate biopsies are done under ultrasound guidance and usually 6-12 cores are obtained (variations exist but 24 cores be unusual - did you mean gauge?). Usual complications are blood in urine or ejaculate for few days, local pain and discomfort. Infection may occur uncommonly. Rarely injury to blood bessel with internal bleeding has been reported. Impotence would be very rare if at all reported.

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Can hormone therapy for prostate cancer cause impotence?

It can. Androgen deprivation therapy (adt), or hormonal therapy for prostate cancer, seeks to eliminate androgens like testosterone which can be fuel for prostate cancer cells. Eliminating these hormones can have a major effect on sexual function, such as decreased libido and erectile dysfunction. Read more...

Can you give me suggestions on being scared about erectile dysfunction and prostate cancer!?

Get educated. Erectile dysfunction can almost always be managed. Medical causes including prolactinoma and hemochromatosis need to be searched for if it happens. Read a good book. Avoid 'spectatoring' ; learn to use your whole body (tongue, hands especially) to be a superb lover. Prostate cancer is mostly an old man's disease. You're still young. If these thoughts are obsessive, your doctor can help. Read more...

Can prostate scars caused by a biopsy evolve into prostate cancer? Is there research to confirm / deny?

NO. Yes all have had follow up and if they are causing cancer they will not be recommended . As all biopsies to make a diagnosis and not to cause cancer as a result. Read more...
Prostate biopsy. Prostate biopsy is done with a needle biopsy and these tracts heal very fast. I have never seen or heard of. A case of prostate cancer resulting from the biopsy procedure;. Read more...