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Prostate and safe biopsies

The prostate gland is a small walnut-shaped gland in the male reproductive system that produces fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. A prostate biopsy is a procedure performed using samples of suspicious tissue from the prostate gland. Surgery will be performed by a urologist, a doctor who specializes in urology as well as male genitalia.

I. Why is it necessary to do a PROSIDE BIOLOGY?

Prostate biopsy is the primary way to identify prostate cancer. Experts are likely to recommend that a patient undergo a prostate biopsy if:

some prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test results are higher than normal for age,
The specialist locates some lumps or other unusual abnormalities during a digital rectal examination,
The previous biopsies had normal results, but noted the increased PSA in the blood,
A previous biopsy showed some prostate tissue that was abnormal but not cancerous.

II. HOW WILL the patient be prepared?

The doctor will advise on minor surgery and give the patient the opportunity to ask any concerns he or she has about minor surgery.

The patient will be required to sign the Consent Form prior to the minor surgery. Please read the acceptance form carefully and ask your doctor if any questions are not typical.

To prepare for a prostate biopsy, the urological surgeon may ask the patient to:

Stop taking 5 to 1 week before surgery for medications that can affect blood clotting, such as aspirin, warfarin (Coumadin®), certain forms of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Ibuprofen, with herbal products,
Do a rectal prolapse at home before your biopsy appointment. That helps to prevent infection at the biopsy site because of infection from the stool,
take antibiotics, as prescribed by a specialist, 30-60 minutes before the prostate biopsy to help prevent infection.

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