Transperineal Grid Directed Prostate Biopsy

The Procedure

An ultrasound probe is inserted into the rectum and biopsies are taken using a grid via the skin behind the scrotum. This biopsy approach allows access to all aspects of the prostate gland.

Transperineal Grid Directed Prostate Biopsy
After the Procedure

Blood from the urethra (penis), rectum or in the semen may be experienced after the procedure but the risk of serious bleeding is rare. The blood seen in the semen may last up to several weeks.

Urinary blockage may occasionally occur after this procedure especially if the patient had some difficulty passing urine prior to the biopsy.

Side Effects

Bruising of the scrotum or perineal area.
Rare incidence of urinary infection.
Blood in the semen for several weeks and it may be advisable to use or condom.
Complete urinary blockage known as urinary retention that may require placement of a catheter for 1-2 days.

Going Home

Avoid any strenuous activities or heavy lifting for a few days after your biopsy.

Keep up a good fluid intake.

It is normal to see a small amount of blood when you pass urine for 1 – 2 weeks after the biopsy.

It is normal to experience a small amount of bleeding from your rectum or “back passage” for a few days after your biopsy.

It is normal to see some blood or brownish discolouration in your semen for some weeks after the biopsy. This is not dangerous and will not affect you or your partner’s sexual activities.

If you feel unwell in any way, or have any heavy bleeding you should contact Dr Rasiah’s rooms, or go to your nearest hospital Emergency Department.

Please make sure that you have made arrangements with Dr Rasiah’s rooms to find out your biopsy results.

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