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What happens after receiving a prostate biopsy and ultrasound?

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  • After your prostate biopsy and ultrasound, the biopsy will be sent to a lab for analysis. Your doctor will discuss the results with you when they are available (usually within one week after the biopsy). Meanwhile: You may resume your normal meals and activities.
  • For at least three days after the procedure, do NOT take aspirin, products containing aspirin, or anti-inflammatory drugs (such as ibuprofen, Naprosyn, or Indocin).
  • Drink six to eight glasses of water every day for three days after the procedure to help flush your urinary system.
  • You may notice a small amount of blood in your urine, semen, or stool up to seven days after the procedure. This is normal.
  • If you have any rectal soreness, soak in a warm bath for 20 minutes to relieve discomfort.
  • Take all of the antibiotics until all pills are gone. If you miss a dose, take it when you remember -- and then maintain your regular schedule.

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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