I found the first post from a new member on another thread. He was reassuring another member who has the oh-so-common pre-biopsy jitters. I thought I would give PhxDave his own thread so we can say hello and so he can tell us about
his biopsy report when he gets it.
In the other thread, PhxDave said...
I can give you some very current feedback as I just finished my biopsy at the same time you posted here. The procedure itself was nothing to be worried about. It was painless, just a little uncomfortable as you are having a probe run up someplace that you don't normally get probed unless you have a local alien problem. (My attempt at a little light levity.) Got two shots of lidocaine, one in each side and there was no pain from those injections, just a little pressure. My doctor had carefully explained just what to expect so was ready for the rather loud click of the biopsy needle gun firing and he warned me each time before pulling the trigger. It was over fairly quickly, I got dressed, made my appointment for the follow-up once the results are in and drove myself home. There was some discomfort a few hours later when the lidocaine wore off but that faded fairly quickly.
While I would not recommend this procedure as a fun way to spend a Monday morning it really wasn't bad at all.
I would like to say hi to everyone here, I've been lurking for a while as I start my journey towards finding out just what is wrong and have found some wonderful advise and information here.
Slow PSA rise 2007-2012: 1.4=>8
4 bxs 2010-2012:
1)neg (some inflammation),
3)positive 1 of 14 GS6(3+3) 3-4%, 2nd opinion GS7(3+4)
Mild Pre-op ED
DaVinci RRP 6/14/12. left nerve spared
Path: pT3a pN0 R1 GS9(4+5) Pos margins on rt
Start 24 mo ADT3 7/26/12
Adjuvant IMRT 66.6 Gy 10/17/12 - 12/13/12
Leaky but better, Trimix, VEDForum Moderator - Not a Medical Professional