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Prostate Biopsy

I know many of you have been through various Cancer treatments.It is possible that Iam to have a Prostrate Biopsy.Can you please what to expect.Can it be painful,what side effects,
how long do the after effects last.Is it done with a local Anaesthetic or do they put you right out..Derek Scared.
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    Prostate! I know I spelt it wrong its worry. :'(
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    edited June 8
    That’s the position you assume.


    God luck.
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    Hi Derek. I had a Prostate biopsy about ten years back. You are definitely not put out, nor do I believe a local anaesthetic is applied. I experienced no pain whatsoever during the procedure just a very mild feeling of a nip. As I recall, they removed 10 pieces of prostate to determine how many of those were cancerous which gives them an indication of the seriousness of the cancer (Gleeson score). A nurse held my hand and chatted to me throughout the procedure, which as I recall, only lasted for a few minutes.

    Best of luck!
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    Thant You,perhaps it wil not be too bad.Its thinking about it makes it worse.
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    Had one last year. Local anaesthetic. I would describe it as uncomfortable rather than painful. They kept telling me to relax, which I found difficult, but if you can I’m sure it helps. To give you something practical to illustrate the effects, I drove there and back, no problems. After effects really were just soreness for a few days and passing blood for a few days. All expected and normal. Probably wise to have the next day off, I didn’t. For the record, I had a good result, just inflammation and no advance of my cancer. Hope this helps.
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    Actually, thinking about it, like Peter, I’m not even sure I had a local.
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    To add to the experience of @hmmoore , I was driving a school minibus at that time and did so the next day without any discomfort
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    Good luck to you mate all the best.
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    Thanks.

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    Good luck Derek!
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    edited June 8
    An anaesthetic was put on the appropriate area which stings initially and does not obliterate the pain com0letely  but does dull it. I asked them to turn the screen to me and watched the needles going in,

    I had a very attractive female Dr do the procedures, whose final I mmortal words to me were, "All done, just going to pop your haemorrhoids back in !"  :#
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    hmmoore said:
    Had one last year. Local anaesthetic. I would describe it as uncomfortable rather than painful. They kept telling me to relax, which I found difficult, but if you can I’m sure it helps. To give you something practical to illustrate the effects, I drove there and back, no problems. After effects really were just soreness for a few days and passing blood for a few days. All expected and normal. Probably wise to have the next day off, I didn’t. For the record, I had a good result, just inflammation and no advance of my cancer. Hope this helps.

    Had a biopsy for prostate cancer 5 weeks ago, after a DRE and MRI, having received a 6.56 PSA score via the Charlton Barry Kilby Prostate Cancer Trust before the Pompey game. Have been diagnosed with low-level prostate cancer (between 2.5-3 on the Gleason scale) and am waiting for the radiotherapy programme to sort it.

    I was dreading the biopsy, but the team in Southmead hospital Bristol were superb. The experience was like hmmoore's - uncomfortable but not painful. Hope this helps too. 
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    hmmoore said:
    Had one last year. Local anaesthetic. I would describe it as uncomfortable rather than painful. They kept telling me to relax, which I found difficult, but if you can I’m sure it helps. To give you something practical to illustrate the effects, I drove there and back, no problems. After effects really were just soreness for a few days and passing blood for a few days. All expected and normal. Probably wise to have the next day off, I didn’t. For the record, I had a good result, just inflammation and no advance of my cancer. Hope this helps.

    Had a biopsy for prostate cancer 5 weeks ago, after a DRE and MRI, having received a 6.56 PSA score via the Charlton Barry Kilby Prostate Cancer Trust before the Pompey game. Have been diagnosed with low-level prostate cancer (between 2.5-3 on the Gleason scale) and am waiting for the radiotherapy programme to sort it.

    I was dreading the biopsy, but the team in Southmead hospital Bristol were superb. The experience was like hmmoore's - uncomfortable but not painful. Hope this helps too. 
    Best of luck with your radiotheraphy
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    I had Entonox (gas and air to suck on). If you have the same just make sure you keep sucking as it works a treat. Don't know how others were performed but mine was like having a nail gun fired into the prostate. Forgot to suck at one point and felt it. Poop and pee blood after. I  was given oral and suppository antibiotics to take after. Gave up on the suppository ones as felt like my arse was on fire.

    All in all OK and you'll be fine.
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    Good luck mate hopefully it is overkill.
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    Best wishes Derek,
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    Thank You all!
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    Kap10 said:
    An anaesthetic was put on the appropriate area which stings initially and does not obliterate the pain com0letely  but does dull it. I asked them to turn the screen to me and watched the needles going in,

    I had a very attractive female Dr do the procedures, whose final I mmortal words to me were, "All done, just going to pop your haemorrhoids back in !"  :#

    Thanks for that Kap, I hope I can get that image out of my mind before I go to sleep tonight.
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    Best wishes Derek.
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    Thinking of you, Derek , but it will be fine. 
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    Good luck Derek - sure all be just fine mate. 
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    Good luck Derek 💪
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    Very best wishes Derek..please keep us updated 👍 
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    All the best Derek!
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    Derek – I had a Biopsy under local at Guys 2 years ago following a high PSA reading at the Charlton testing Day. General Anaesthetic is an option, but the hospital prefers not to go down this route. Procedure took about 20 minutes and was uncomfortable but bearable. Please note that the first few pees are full of blood which can be worrying but perfectly normal. Good luck you will be fine, however pm me if you have any other questions or need further reassurance as I know it can be an anxious time.

    One word of caution however is if the doctor asks you beforehand for your permission to have some trainees witness the procedure, maybe think carefully about it, as in my case with my legs up in the air in stirrups and my backside and crown jewels all on show, in walked five young female junior doctors – more uncomfortable than the procedure itself !

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    Good luck mate, hope it not too bad and you get a good result 
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