Prostate biopsy was the method in which small hollow needle-core samples were removed from prostate gland of a man because to examine microscopically to know if there is any presence of cancer. It was done usually when the result of a PSA blood test increases to certain level and that is associated with the possible appearance of the prostate cancer. The most usual side effect of this method was blood in the stools or urine for many days or blood will ejaculate probably after several weeks. These side effects are generally self-limited and won’t need any additional treatment.


  • This method was done by the doctors who are experienced in prostate biopsy and ultrasound. Usually the whole procedure will be done within 10 to 20 minutes.

  • Patient will lie on their left side, with their knees drawn up.

  • Then the ultrasound probe was inserted into the rectum and biopsies will be taken accordingly. patient may feel little bit discomfort when biopsies are being taken.

  • Medications will be given to the patient to control some of this discomfort.

  • This biopsy will be sent to the lab for further analysis. 

  • Antibiotics were generally given to the patients to minimize the complications of infection. A local anesthesia will be then administered into the tissue, surrounding the prostate.

  • A spring-loaded prostate tissue biopsy needle was then inserted into prostate, by making a clicking sound. If local anesthetic is suitable, then the discomfort will be minimal.

  • Patient needs to drink 6 to 8 glasses of water per a day for 3 days after the procedure is done, this will be useful to flush your urinary system.
  • Patient can notice a small quantity of blood in their stools, urine or semen till 7 days after the procedure, but this was a normal.