I'm scheduled for a prostate biopsy, will the procedure affect the way my prostate functions?

I'm getting older and my doctor wants to do a prostate biopsy because he felt a lump during my recent rectal exam. I'm a little afraid. I don't know what my prostate does, but I don't want its function to be screwed up either.

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (2)


Answered by Marc Greenstein D.O.

Your prostate is a small organ that sits under your bladder. You urinate through the prostate. It's primary purpose is to provide nutrients to sperm during intercourse and ejaculation. The biggest concerns of a biopsy are infection and bleeding. A biopsy will not affect erections, but it may temporarily affect tribe flow.

Published on Feb 16, 2015

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Answered by Marc Greenstein D.O.

Your prostate is a small organ that sits under your bladder. You urinate through the prostate. It's primary purpose is to provide nutrients to sperm during intercourse and ejaculation. The biggest concerns of a biopsy are infection and bleeding. A biopsy will not affect erections, but it may temporarily affect tribe flow.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


Answered by Matthew S. Lief, MD, PA, FACS

In the short run you may experience some blood when you ejaculate, which can last a few weeks. You might also have short-term urgency and frequency. Over the long-term, a biopsy should not effect the function of the prostate gland.

Published on Feb 16, 2015

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Answered by Matthew S. Lief, MD, PA, FACS

In the short run you may experience some blood when you ejaculate, which can last a few weeks. You might also have short-term urgency and frequency. Over the long-term, a biopsy should not effect the function of the prostate gland.

Published on Jul 11, 2012

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