Excessive bleeding after a prostate biopsy is extremely rare, nothing to worry about
in advance. Infection is rare, only can remember a couple of cases being discussed here since I have been at HW. Yes, after, drinks lots of water.
The "pain" factor is so varied and so subjective. I had 3 biopsies done total. The last two were 6 weeks apart. I had 1 done with pain med injected via needles, and 2 with no pain meds. I had the least trouble with the 3rd one, with no pain meds. The 2nd one was done with pain meds, and the injections hurt me more than the procedure, so I told my dr, no more like that.
BTW, I was more afraid during the 2nd one, because I had already been through one a year before and knew what was going on, lol.
The 3rd one, it was almost like I was getting use to it.
After, you may or may not see some minor bleeding in your first stool or two. You may see a little pink tone to your urine, and the first time or two that you ejaculate (Gee, I use to be able to do that) it is a bit unsettling to see blood in the ejaculate. But you have to tell yourself, all of that is normal, none of it will hurt you.
I would tend to be sore after for a day or two, but only when I was sitting. My dr. gave me 5mg Loratabs in case there was pain, because he didnt want me using aspirin, advil, etc, - the types of pain meds that can cause bleeding while you heal from it.
All in all, my opinion, is that thinking about
the biopsy is worse than having it. With a good dr and team, they make you as comfortable as possible, and its over before you know it. We had a lot of good natured joking going on when I had mine done, which broke the ice.
You will do fine. I say this jokingly, so please take it this way, but I suspect you read every word of the drug info sheet when you pick up a med. With side effects and complications, they are required to list them, even if only one person ever reported a sympton and they sell the med to 10 million people.
When I am put on a new med, I always ask the dr why? and are there any major side effects I should know about
? And if I am on any meds that could interfere, I flash the dr/ memory on what I am on currently.
The results of your test is what is important here, and I am hoping that you get an all clear signal. We are ready to welcome you as a brother of the PC, but would rather have to turn down your membership request.
Enjoy the holidays.
David in SC
57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.33rd Biopsy
: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3Open RP:
11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09Path Rpt
: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incontinence: 1 Month ED: Non issue at any point post surgery
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out 38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped 9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sess/72 gys cath #8 33 days, 11/2- SP Cath #9 in place