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Old 11-11-2012, 05:54 PM   #10
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Re: Rising PSA, need guidance on next move

You shouldn't worry about the biopsy. I had 3 of them. I can't say it is something I would volunteer to do for no reason but it is not so bad. The doc will insert the probe, numb the area, and take the 12 samples. You will feel each of the 12 needles but they are not painful like the needle stick from a blood sample. It is more like the anticipation of those needles going in.

When it is over and you get home, you will have some discomfort ( I wouldn't call it pain). It will be non-specific and feel somewhat like an urge to go the bathroom. It will feel better to lay on your stomach for a few hours. The discomfort will go away in about 4 hours. There will be a minor amount of bleeding in the stool and that will end quickly.
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Last edited by Billy6; 11-12-2012 at 06:03 AM.