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ED After Transperineal Prostate Biopsy Generally Improves Within 3-6 Months

Oct 20, 2015

ED After Transperineal Prostate Biopsy Generally Improves Within 3-6 MonthsSometimes, men develop erectile dysfunction (ED) after a transperineal prostate biopsy. However, new research shows that such ED is usually temporary and that erections don’t typically worsen three to six months after biopsy.

A biopsy is a surgical procedure that helps doctors determine if a patient has cancer. In a prostate biopsy, a needle is used to remove small amounts of tissue from different areas of the prostate gland. An expert then analyzes the tissue samples and looks for cancer cells.

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ED after transperineal prostate biopsy generally improves within 3-6 months, study says. (Click to tweet)

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A prostate biopsy is usually done in one of three ways: through the rectum, through the urethra (the tube that allows urine and semen to leave the body), or through the perineum (the area between the scrotum and the anus).

Most of the time, a prostate biopsy is done on an outpatient basis at the doctor’s office. An estimated one million prostate biopsies are performed in the United States each year.  

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