How long did you wait to have your biopsy
Just minutes - 15.8%
One day to one week - 21.1%
One to two weeks - 31.6%
Two to three weeks - 5.3%
Three weeks to a month - 15.8%
Over a month - 10.5%

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   Posted 11/8/2010 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Just mild curiosity. Every one else talks about waiting to have their biopsy done while my uro looked at my PSA score, poked me with his finger, and walked me down the hall to stick needles up my butt.

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Date Joined Dec 2009
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   Posted 11/8/2010 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like you have a real good Uro ... I am guessing my Uro made more money by booking a second appointment  ... or maybe he just didn't have enough time/equipment/nurseing help/etc. to do the biopsy the same day.

Steve n Dallas
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   Posted 11/8/2010 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I had two GP's tell me to go to a Uro...The Uro did the meet n greet and then scheduled the biopsy.
Think I'll call him up. He was suppost to send me some flowers when he was done having his way with me.

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   Posted 11/8/2010 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
did this biopsy take place in mayberry wink ?
age: 55
PSA on 12/09: 6.8
no symptoms, no prostate enlargement
12/12 cores positive....gleason 3+4 = 7
received 3rd and last lupron shot 9/14/10

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 11/8/2010 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
My URO does Biopsy's on a specif schedule. I would be surprised if your Dr held up patients who had appts to stop and hold all patients while he performed an unscheduled Biopsy

It all depends on how busy a practice the URO belongs to

I suppose if you went to a URO where you were the only appt that day or that morning that he has the spare time to do a Biopsy. but then I would wonder if he were just looking to fill his schedule with a procedure that may not even be needed

Worried Guy
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   Posted 11/8/2010 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I had my first scratch 'n sniff with the Uro on 6/4/2009.
Biopsy on 6/11.
Results on 6/18, 7 out of 12 hot, 5%-70%. "You have cancer!" "I know. That's why I came to see you."
DaVinci on 7/21
And the rest is history: pee pads, pills, pumps, pricks.

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   Posted 11/8/2010 6:00 PM (GMT -6)   
My doc sent me to the uro after my PSA rose.

Uro told me I needed a biopsy and said, we can do it right now if you like.

I said, I'm not sure that's enough time to build up an appropriate level of anxiety.

Next thing I knew I was laying on my side with a baseball bat up my butt. shakehead

English Alf
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   Posted 11/9/2010 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   
My GP sent me to a uro to have a biopsy. (She said that my PSA was so high a biopsy was a must)
So my GP also gave me prescription for antibiotics for the biopsy so I could start taking them the day before I saw the uro.
Thus I was all ready for a biospy before I even went into the uro's office for the first time.

The uro was not however ready to do the biopsy, but on hearing I had already started taking the antibiotics he fitted me in.

I was thus given my biospy within about half an hour of first meeting the uro!

Born Jun ‘60
Apr 09 PSA 8.6
DRE neg
Biop 2 of 12 pos
Gleason 3+3
29 Jul 09 DaVinci AVL-NKI Amsterdam
6 Aug 09 Cath out
PostOp Gleason 3+4 Bladder neck & Left SVI -T3b
No perin’l No vasc invasion Clear margins
Dry at night
21 Sep 09 No pads daytime
17 Nov 09 PSA 0.1
17 Mar 10 PSA 0.4 sent to RT
13 Apr 10 CT
28 Apr 10 start RT 66Gy
11 Jun 10 end RT
BMs weird
14 Sep 10 PSA <0.1
Erections OK
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