Anyone have an Ultrasound-Guided Transperineal Prostate Biopsy?

Posted by dandl48 Dave @dandl48, May 15, 2020

Will be in Rochester the week of Memorial Day to have my Esophagus scoped, have Barrett's Esophagus and to also have the above mentioned biopsy. I have a lesion on the prostate and a PSA of 12.75 with a free PSA of 6. My last biopsy was a transrectal Ultrasound Guided one that came back with no cancer. Three months ago I sent my last biopsy done here in Oregon to Mayo for review and they were very surprised that it seems that the needle didn't get the lesion. Since I was scheduled to return in May for the scoping I decided to have Mayo do my next Biopsy. Never did have a Transperineal one and was wondering if anyone here has had one? If yes, was it done with you out or just with a local? How were you after the procedure? Thanks in advance,
Dave

@mrbill

In reality the biopsy is not all that bad. Couple of pinches. First two I had in my hometown. Doctor was a jerk. Didn't give me anything. Even nurse remarked "nothing for pain?" He answered that it was not that bad. Who was he kidding? Long story behind this doctor – patient relationship.
Next biopsy was at Urology at Cleveland Clinic. He gave me some meds for pain, calm me down, etc. It was no problem. Left there and drove 2 hours home with wife. Only issue was a few spots of blood in jockey shorts. Staying over for a few days with 10 hour drive ahead is really a good idea.
Wishing you the very best.

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@mrbill thanks for the response. Will be staying thru Sunday

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@dandl48

@mrbill thanks for the response. Will be staying thru Sunday

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@dandl48, I think you'll very much appreciate the tips and resources that fellow members share in this discussion about traveling and Mayo Clinic

– Tips: Traveling to Mayo to get medical care safely during COVID-19 https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/your-tips-traveling-and-getting-medical-care-safely-during-covid-19/

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Hi there I had a biopsy last August and I did have cancer the doctor gave me something for the pain I was awake the whole time just a few pinches I wish you the best

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