Prostate Cancer Biopsy
The diagnosis of prostate cancer is usually confirmed by performing a needle biopsy of the prostate gland. During a prostate biopsy, a needle is inserted through the rectum and advanced into the prostate gland. Ultrasound is used to guide the needle during the biopsy. A small tissue sample is collected, and then studied under a microscope to look for cancer cells. Usually, the biopsy is performed as an outpatient procedure, under local anesthesia.
Side effects of a prostate biopsy include:
- Pink urine:
- A small amount of blood enters the urine
- Rectal bleeding:
- A small amount of blood is present in the stool
- A small amount of bleed in the semen
- Anal pain or scrotal pain:
- Mild aching caused by irritation of the prostate
Side effects are mild, and resolve completely within 2 weeks.
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