What to Expect After Biopsies?

  • Minimal bleeding may occur with the stools from the rectum, or with the urine, or with the semen. The patient should not be worried and this bleeding is self-limited. Although it may not persist except for a few days, but there is no need to worry if it appears intermittently over a period of 6 weeks after the biopsy is performed.
  • Mild pelvic pain or discomfort may happen after the effect of the anesthesia disappears. This may require a pain killer such as paracetamol or ketolac.
  • If fever occurs and is accompanied by a burning sensation during urination, you must contact your doctor immediately. This is a sign of infection of the prostate. It is usually very rare to happen if the patient is under antibiotic coverage before taking the biopsies. Although needles used during biopsy are sterile and disposable, infection may occur because the rectum of the patient can never by sterilized. And our biopsy needles are introduced through the rectum. This is why we ask the patient to be under cover of antibiotics before taking the biopsy.