Prostate Biopsy and Needs

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What is Prostate Biopsy?

A prostate biopsy is a surgical procedure in which a small sample of tissue is removed from the prostate gland for examination by a pathologist under a Microscope. 

Why do you needs a Prostate Biopsy?

The test is done to determine the presence of Prostate cancer.

To diagnose benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlargement of the prostate).

The prostate biopsy is done following presence of lumps during rectal examination, and increase in PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) levels in blood. 

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Well I won't be doing that again! Had transrectal prostate biopsy on Monday, by Wed evening was in hospital with blood infection and also severely painful infection in right testicle. Took three days of antibiotics to get rid of the infection and fever, but I'm told the testicle [swollen to three times normal] will take weeks to return to normal size. No one saying anything about whether it will still work or not. Lovely.

i have questin from the 3 years i am sefering from the stone problem in the abdoma ,size 13mm..please help me..what to do?? email me:-smart2nikhil@gmail.com

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I am having a prostate biopsy on Dec. 5 at the V.A. hospital what can I expect?

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