Prostate Biopsy - Risks and Complications

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What are the risks and complications of prostate biopsy?

Avoid strenuous activities for about 4 hours.

It is a normal procedure to have minor bleeding after biopsy due to needle entering the areas that contain small veins. 

Blood occurs in urine, semen and bowel movements for few days to few weeks.

You should consult your doctor 

  • If you experience severe and persistent bleeding and infection of the prostate gland or urinary tract. 
  • You have a fever higher than 100.4 °F (38 °C). 
  • You are unable to urinate within 8 hours.

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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.

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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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