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Flying after a transperineal biopsy

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Posted 04 Jul 2022 at 14:20

Hi Guys

I have finally got a date for my biopsy. I’m on active surveillance. I had a TRUS done 2 years ago which detected a very small amount of cancer hence the watch and wait. It’s been a bit of an anxious journey as was supposed to have had the biopsy in March which was cancelled by the consultant. Then April but at the pre op had MRSA from the nasal swab so that was cancelled. Then was supposed to have been June 27 th but I got covid at beginning of June so have to wait 7 weeks for elective surgery under GA. so finally 1st August is pencilled in all going well. 

My question is how long after the biopsy ( with a general ) would it be okay to take a short flight to Europe, and secondly travel insurance whilst waiting for results from the routine biopsy? Anyone have any ideas

Thanks so much 

All the Best 

Mark 

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Posted 04 Jul 2022 at 15:37

Should be fine to fly the next day. If there were going to be any dramatic side-effects (retention, etc) they'd have appeared by them. The "dose" of GA for a biopsy is very small - you're only "out" for half an hour. When I had a biopsy under GA I was absolutely fine a few hours later. Rather sore for a few days, but nothing major.

I'd go with an insurer who knows about cancer and diagnostic procedures and who won't automatically disqualify you for being investigated. I got an excellent quote from "All Clear" insurance who specialise in medical conditions.

Best wishes,

Chris

Edited by member 04 Jul 2022 at 15:39  | Reason: Not specified

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Posted 04 Jul 2022 at 17:43

I think after a TRUS they asked if I was going out of the country within 2 weeks, but remember sepsis is a potential very severe side effect of TRUS; whereas transperineal biopsy has far less risk. I think I would still rather leave it a week just in case.

Dave

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User
Posted 04 Jul 2022 at 15:37

Should be fine to fly the next day. If there were going to be any dramatic side-effects (retention, etc) they'd have appeared by them. The "dose" of GA for a biopsy is very small - you're only "out" for half an hour. When I had a biopsy under GA I was absolutely fine a few hours later. Rather sore for a few days, but nothing major.

I'd go with an insurer who knows about cancer and diagnostic procedures and who won't automatically disqualify you for being investigated. I got an excellent quote from "All Clear" insurance who specialise in medical conditions.

Best wishes,

Chris

Edited by member 04 Jul 2022 at 15:39  | Reason: Not specified

User
Posted 04 Jul 2022 at 17:43

I think after a TRUS they asked if I was going out of the country within 2 weeks, but remember sepsis is a potential very severe side effect of TRUS; whereas transperineal biopsy has far less risk. I think I would still rather leave it a week just in case.

Dave

 
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