Absolutely. My Multi Parametric MRI showed only one significant lesion. The scanner was a t1.5 and I commented to the technician why it wasn’t a t3 (latest tech) he told me that they were being used in research. I said they give better definition he had no answer. Injections are a die and relaxant. Slight sensation of sickness due to drugs.
Professor contrasted my saturation biopsy vs image and was surprised that significant tumours did not show on the MRI. He assumed biopsy pot error.
You can elect to do biopsyunder general anaesthetic if you want. I think my surgeon preferred it because he was more able to manover the body into different positions. My biopsy stopped a partial prostectomy call. They may have left significant tumour behind if I only had an mri guided biopsy targeting the single lesion. Your large prostate works in your favour. Mine was measured at 19ml so your PSA would be higher naturally. My DRE negative, yours positive. Welcome to the lottery
Post biopsy symptoms - soreness, bruising, blood in pee slightly uncomfortable to pass, burning sensation in coccyx. Nothing to worry about
The weird thing about transitioning from the world of complete ignorance to knowing you have an elevated PSA comes home fast when you lay on that scanner bed it suddenly becomes very real and quite emotional. You are quite likely to say your first prayer at that point.
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