Written by Dr.Albana Greca Sejdini, Md, MMedSc
how long after prostate biopsy is there blood in semen?
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QUESTION: I want to know how long after prostate biopsy is there blood in semen?If you notice blood in your semen, that does not mean that you have to avoid sexual intercourse. This is because the ejaculation will help you to clean the blood from your prostate.
It is quite possible for someone to have blood in the urine or in the semen after performing a prostate biopsy. As prostate is a part of the genito-urinary system, while on biopsy, the doctors are damaging a little bit the prostate structure.
When you have blood in the semen, you have to see how much blood there is. For example, if you are having small spots of blood, then, do not worry, that blood is going to disappear in just a few days.
But, when there is a lot of blood in the semen, it will disappear in a few weeks or even a month. In addition, the presence and the amount of blood depend on the number of material taken from your prostate.
During an ordinary prostate biopsy, they will usually take only 6-8 pieces of your prostate from different parts of it. In some cases, is quite possible for the urologist to take 10-14 pieces from your prostate. This will cause the rupture of more blood vessels, leading to increased amount of blood in the semen.
Another possible way of cleaning the prostate from the blood is by increasing the amount of fluids taken. In this way, you are going to urinate more often and a lot; therefore, the urine will wash the blood from your prostate.
Besides this, you don’t have to worry about a prostate infection, if there are no symptoms like fever, fatigue, pain, chills and other. This is explained with the fact that after the prostate biopsy, the doctors will put you on a preventive treatment with antibiotics.
It is good for you to look for the above-mentioned symptoms for when they are present, you can inform your doctor immediately.
All the best!
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