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How does someone prepare for a prostate biopsy and ultrasound?

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Tell your doctor if you have a lung or heart condition or any other diseases, or if you are allergic to any medicines.

Tell your doctor if you have an artificial heart valve or if you have ever been told you need to take antibiotics before a dental or surgical procedure. If you have any of these conditions, you will be given antibiotics to take before the biopsy.

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society. 

American Urological Association.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 19, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Cancer Society. 

American Urological Association.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on October 19, 2017

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