Prostate Biopsy Prep

Seven (7) days before your procedure:
Discontinue the use of Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, and Nuprin.  Also discontinue the use of Pletal, Plavix, or Aggrenox after checking with the prescribing physician. 

Five (5) days before your procedure:
Discontinue the use of Coumadin, after checking with the prescribing physician. 

The day before your procedure:
Take one antibiotic at bedtime:  ____ Cipro      ____ Levaquin      ____ Bactrim
Use one Fleets enema at bedtime.  (available at your local pharmacy) 

The day of your procedure:
Have a light breakfast (or a light lunch if biopsy will be done in the afternoon, example: toast or cereal and juice).
You may drink as many liquids as you like; liquids are not restricted.
Do not eat anything after breakfast.
Take one antibiotic with breakfast:  ____ Cipro      ____ Levaquin      ____ Bactrim
Use one Fleets enema approximately two hours prior to your procedure.
Take one antibiotic with your evening meal:  ____ Cipro      ____ Levaquin      ____ Bactrim

The day after your procedure:
Take one antibiotic with breakfast:  ____ Cipro      ____ Levaquin      ____ Bactrim

***Your antibiotics will last for three to five days.  You should begin taking them the night prior to the biopsy.  Please take them until they are gone and follow the instructions for the specific antibiotic you are taking.  Cipro and Levaquin should not be taken with dairy products.***


Procedure Date:________________________        Time:________________________

Follow-up appointment to obtain biopsy results:

Date:__________________________________       Time:________________________ 


POST-PROSTATE BIOPSY INSTRUCTIONS

Concerns that are normal following prostate biopsy:

  • A small amount of blood in the urine for up to two weeks 
  • A small amount of blood in stools for up to two weeks
  • A small amount of blood in semen for up to three months

Concerns that should be addressed at once:         

  • Temperature greater than 101 degrees

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