For me, the biopsy was not a big deal. Doc gave me a quick prick of a shot to deaden things, then I felt very little discomfort....much less discomfort than having my teeth cleaned....just make sure he gives you that little shot of pain killer....
The worst thing about the biopsy is that each time he shoots a stick into the prostate to withdraw matter, it sounds like a nail gun being slammed into a wall.
Side effects from biopsy - the prostate bleeds for several weeks. Typically there is blood in the urine for a short while and also blood in the ejaculate for several weeks. I *********d the night of the biopsy and it was a bloody mess.....I knew my wife would shoot me if I tried unloading that in the conventional manner, which is why I did it that way the first time.
Good luck with the biopsy results. Perhaps you will be fortunate and NOT be a cancer victim. My best wishes are with you.
Nerve-sparing, open prostate surgery November 13, 2007
Gleason score 9, PSA 14
Biopsy result - 9 of 12 sticks showed cancer
Despite high Gleason score, cancer was confined to the prostate
Possible post-surgery radiation therapy...decision likely in late April 2008, depending upon PSA at that time
Unrelated surgery January 2008 delayed incontinence recovery, which is now showing good signs of improvement (fraction of a pad a day as of March 2008)
Began using Viagra 3 times a week December 2007 to stimulate blood flow
Began using Osbon Erec-Aid Esteem manual pump for therapy mid-February 2008
Will probably begin using bimix injections in addition to Viagra and pump in May 2008