Quote from… different thread which we responded to.
My butt feels very sore ever since I had the biopsy, and also a burning and itching feeling especially after a bowl movement..... I was wondering if it would be okay for me to use witch hazel a few times a day. Hopefully take away that itch and irritation
still waiting on pins and needles -- Richard
Prostate biopsy is an invasive procedure -- a minor one, but invasive all the same, and there is a minor risk of complications. These include: Pain, Infection, Bleeding, and in rare occasions Impotency.
Just a thought!!! You may have hemorrhoids. The bowel movements and the biopsy procedure can cause irritation. We would use Witch Hazel… but monitor it closely. Don’t let it go on too long.
If it is hemorrhoids… you may need suppositories (Prep H or more powerful by prescription) and / or Prep H cooling gel to help relieve the burning/itching. I will state to be careful when inserting suppositiories...since you’ve recently had your biopsy… That area is still healing (up to 6 weeks) and you don’t want to disturb it!! Don’t hesitate to check with your doctor and the pharmacist!!
Keeping you close as you wait!!! For answers.
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