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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
How much time is required before another biopsy of the prostate can be performed?
There is no specific time that you need to wait from the technical standpoint before repeating a prostate biopsy. It would primarily depend on the reason for repeating the biopsy. If the indication favors a repeat biopsy, such as atypical cells on the first biopsy, then it could be done as early as within a few weeks (4-6 weeks is reasonable from a practical aspect), provided the patient feels comfortable to proceed.
Krishnanath Gaitonde, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Urology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati