I've been scheduled for my first biopsy in a few weeks. I'm 51 and my PSA was 5.5 recently, and I have some BPH symptoms but nothing showing from a DRE. I am extremely doctor-phobic, and just reading about
the biopsy procedure on the web caused me to vomit and hyperventilate.
My doctor, who has only spent about
10 minutes with me, seems to think a local will be just fine. Based on recent arthroscopic knee surgery, I know I'll need at least two snorts of Versed to calm down and stop hyperventiliating. I told him this and he was unconcerned, and just prescribed some oral valium.
Is this procedure commonly performed under deeper sedation than just a couple of valium? It is worth shopping around for a different urologist at this stage? I'm worried I'm going to have a heart attack just thinking about
it. Maybe I should start hoarding the valium now!
Post Edited (firsttimer) : 11/5/2007 4:08:11 PM (GMT-7)