Instructions for Prostate Biopsy
The procedure is performed with you lying on your side with your knees pulled up toward you chest. The ultrasound probe is placed in the Rectum and takes pictures of the inside of the prostate gland and the surrounding structures. Anesthesia is administered. Biopsies are obtained by passing a small needle into the prostate under ultrasound guidance. Most men experience no pain or memory of the procedure. The procedure normally takes 15 to 20 minutes to complete. The biopsy results are usually available within 3 to 4 days.
In preparation for the exam you should follow the instructions listed below
Precautions Following Your Prostate Biopsy
You may expect the following:
Approximately 1% of patients have complications which may occur that require immediate medical attention.
These can include:
If you experience any of these, call the office immediately at 760-776-0040.