I had a template biopsy along my road to diagnosis. It was a doddle. http://community.prostatecanceruk.org/editors/tiny_mce/plugins/emoticons/img/smiley-cool.gif
What can I say, it all happened in a day and I walked like John Wayne for a few days afterwards!
I was called in to hospital late morning (usual nothing to eat post 8am rules)
Was shown the bed, changed into the comedy gown and awaited the visit from the teams.
Apart from the nurses popping in and out checking blood pressure etc., you will get a visit from the anaesthetist as well as the surgeon.
You will get wheeled down, be injected and wake up back in bed. - Job done.
I was told I could leave as soon as I had drunk a couple of litres of water and presented the output to the nurses for checking and my vitals were stable.
You will pee blood for a short while, this will reduce from 'red to rose' as the nurse described it the goal being 'white'
The bottom line is that they have inserted a number of needles into you, passing through various structures on the way, these will bleed and you will see the result in your pee.
Once that settles down and you are OK on the vitals count you will be allowed to leave. In my case early evening.
You will be black and blue for a good few weeks after and feel uncomfortable, but not painful.
Think of it as taking a hit with a length of wood or perhaps falling on a bar when you were a kid and you will get the idea.
All in all a bit of a non event, with the option of wearing a cowboy hat thrown in!
Hope that helps
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