Understanding Ultrasound-Guided Prostate Needle Biopsy


Directions for Ultrasound-Guided Needle Biopsy of the Prostate:

  • Start antibiotics as prescribed (one day prior to biopsy).
  • You may eat a light breakfast/lunch before the biopsy.
  • No aspirin, Advil or any drugs containing Ibuprofen for 10 days prior to the biopsy. Tylenol is okay.

Instructions following Needle Biopsy of the Prostate:

  • Following the biopsy, there is a small chance that you will experience a blood-tinged discharge from the tip of your penis. You may, therefore, find it convenient to bring some type of "protection," for example, an athletic supporter, an "incontinence" pad, or a women's menstrual pad to put in your underwear.
  • No aspirin for one week following the biopsy.
  • No strenuous physical exercise for one week following the biopsy.
  • You may have blood in the ejaculate for up to 6-weeks.
  • Avoid heavy lifting or straining for one month.
  • You may have small amounts of blood in the urine or stool for 1 to 4 days. If it persists longer please call your M.D.
  • Call our office if you develop a temperature over 101°.
  • Finish your antibiotics as prescribed.
  • Call your doctor's office in one week for the results of your biopsy, if you have not been contacted already.