Prostate biopsy: indications and what is needed
It is unpleasant enough when the doctor is forced toto send to such procedure, after all such decision testifies that it can have suspicions on a cancer. But do not be upset, because it is better to know what you are sick, and how to treat the disease. Biopsy of the prostate gland involves a special study, in which the doctor uses a special needle to take material from the gland tissue for analysis. These samples are then carefully examined for the absence or presence of cancer cells (atypical elements). Do it in two ways: transrectally (the needle is inserted through the rectum) and transurethally (the medical instrument is inserted through the urethra or perineum).
A biopsy of the prostate gland can be administered inIf the doctor at the examination finds an increase in the level of PSA (prostatic specific antigen), the presence of hypoechoic zones in the tissues of the prostate gland and just the areas that, in the opinion of a specialist, can cause prostate cancer. The most common provoker of the appearance of cancer cells is prostatitis, especially its neglected form. Let's better know about this disease, in order to avoid serious diseases in the future.
This disease is characterized by inflammationprostate, or rather her tissues. If you do not seek help from a doctor in time, you may develop chronic prostatitis, which will only aggravate your condition and increase the risk of cancer. The causes that provoke prostatitis can be: a venereal infection, hypothermia, all sorts of stresses or mental overstrain, physical muscle tears and even dental diseases. The first signs of the disease are quite painful and very noticeable. Let's get acquainted with them.
Chronic prostatitis: symptoms
1. Pain sensations in the lower abdomen, especially when urinating.
2. Pain in the scrotum and perineal region.
3. Lowering the erection and reducing sexual intercourse.
4. Different allocation.
5. Accelerated ejaculation.
6. Decreased potency.
7. General body fatigue.
After the doctor diagnoses youprostatitis, he should appoint you a treatment program that will consist of a whole range of medications. Antibacterial, antiviral and vascular tone-improving therapy will also be prescribed. Some of the physiotherapy methods, such as laser inductotherapy, ultrasound, reflexology and even "healing" with leeches, may be included in the course of treatment. In the event that the doctor has noticed a suspicion of the presence of cancer cells, then you will need a biopsy of the prostate, which was previously mentioned. The duration of treatment depends on the severity of the disease you have. On average, therapy lasts from fifteen to twenty days. In more complex and neglected cases - a month or a half. Do not forget to tell your doctor about your allergies or about taking any other medications that you may have been prescribed earlier to avoid unexpected complications during treatment. In any case, do not be afraid of such a procedure as prostate biopsy.