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Why does someone need an enema before getting a prostate biopsy and ultrasound?

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You will receive one enema before the procedure to empty your colon and minimize the risk of infection during the procedure. You may be asked to use the enema at home. Try to hold the enema solution for at least five minutes before releasing it.

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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