Yes. Helps with aiming biopsy needle to toward suspected tumor nodules in suspected prostate cancer.
Yes. Biopsy means taking a small sample of tissue to be examined under a microscope. This is often done using a special needle.
Yes. You will get poked in the arm for an iv, to give you meds, and you will get poked in your prostate (several times) for the biopsies.
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.
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.
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)."