A blood test capacity explains that you have high levels of prostate-specific antigens. If this does occur, it’s generally recommended to seek out a prostate biopsy. A prostate biopsy is a process that takes tissue to determine whether there are cancerous cells in the prostate.


Transrectal biopsy and transurethral biopsy are the two most frequent process methods. As the names imply, one is done throughout the rectum while the other is through the urethra. In transrectal biopsies, a needle is guided through the area until it contacts the prostate gland. Once the needle has reached the prostate gland, a few tissue samples are detached so that they can be inspect more closely under a microscope. In a transurethral biopsy, an urologist will put in a lighted scope and loop into the urethra in order to remove little part of the prostate tissue.

Overall, either process is quite easy, generally taking less than an hour to complete. The amount of uneasiness for the duration of the procedure is minimal to minor, but the peace of mind that comes after makes it far more reasonable.

As with any process that goes into the body, there are going to be side effects and risks concerned. I’m here to tell you that, as a knowledgeable urologist, serious side effects are rare, and the process is often finished with very little trouble. Due to the nature of the process, a common risk factor is bleeding after the fact; this tends to last no longer than a couple days, and if it does then you should reach out to a urologist for help. Infection has happened before, but it is simply prohibited by taking suitable antibiotic medicines before the process. If any of these symptoms happen longer than normal, it’s likely that there is worse complication, but most of them will dissipate mere days after the fact

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