Biopsy thoughts -
I had just turned 56, had no symptoms, no issues, just a 7.4 PSA.
I had no clue what to expect for my biopsy. It was delayed a couple of weeks because they had to re-run my blood work. I asked, and was told I could drive myself home. That seemed enough at the time.
They had me take a series of antibiotics the days before, and for a few days after.
In fact, it was a local affair, a couple of shots to numb the area, then the probe was put in. It was more of a surprise that it actually went in than pain. They didn't tell me how many cores were to be taken, or perhaps I didn't ask, but they did 12. Once the first one was done, I relaxed a bit, and the rest were no worse than the DRE. I would not call it pain as much as extreme annoyance.
The nurse seemed quite happy that I was a good patient, and said so, making me believe that not everyone supports it well, but if I had to do it again, I would not consider it a big deal. But since mr. DaVinci did his work, I don't expect to be in that position again.
From walking in the office until all finished took perhaps an hour.
I drove myself home, cleaned up a bit (there was lubricating gel everywhere), and spent the rest of the day at the office.
Over the few days after, I was a bit sore, and sitting was not my preferred position. For several weeks I had some rectal bleeding, and they also upset my 'roids, but that cleared up. There was blood in semen for a few days, but that also cleared. I did not see any visible blood in urine.
Except for the abysmal report, which kept me awake nights and sent me down the road to DaVinci, it was a non-event.
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