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What happens during a prostate biopsy and ultrasound?

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The procedure is performed by a doctor experienced in prostate ultrasound and biopsy. It will last 10 to 20 minutes.

You will lie on your left side, with your knees drawn up.

The ultrasound probe will be inserted into the rectum and the biopsies will be taken. You may feel discomfort as the biopsies are being taken. A local numbing medication may be used to control some of this discomfort.

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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