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.
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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