Don’t pre judge the results too much Chris! I can tell you I had the template biopsy and I am so glad I had that instead of the TRUS
in 8AM, chatting with nurse, anaesthetist, then consultant. Called through to prep, I was chatting with the anaesthetist as the nurse put the cannula in my wrist he asked me about my cycling hobbies and next thing I knew I woke up in recovery.
I had absolutely no post-operative pain I was given a cup of tea and two paracetamol I was then told as soon as I have passed a set amount of urine I could be discharged. Obviously I had a dressing between my legs which stayed on for 24 hours. I removed it and checked for any bleeding with the tissue and there was none so I put a clean dry dressing on left it another 24 hours, it was clean so I had a shower and dressed normally .
At no stage was I in any pain even when walking or sitting. the only annoyance was I couldn’t go cycling for two weeks.
I have heard all about the TRUS biopsies and I am so glad I had the template version done under general anaesthetic.
As I think I said earlier it is recognised as being more accurate mainly due to the fact of the amount of samples they take in my case 32
I know all these things are different for individuals but I don’t think you have anything at all to fear if they send you for a template biopsy and if they do the results will be more comprehensive and informative