Ultrasound and/or Biopsy Pre- and Post- Procedure Instructions

Before the ultrasound and /or biopsy

  • Stop taking all aspirin products and non-steroidal antiinflammatories such as Aleve, Motrin, Advil, and Tylenol one week prior to and one week after your appointment. If you currently take Plavix, Coumadin, or Ticlid, please discontinue for one week after receiving authorization from your prescribing physician.
  • Consume a clear liquid diet the 2 meals prior to your appointment. If your biopsy is scheduled in the morning, have clear liquids for dinner the previous night and for break fast the day of your biopsy. If your biopsy is scheduled in the afternoon, have clear liquids for breakfast and lunch that day.
  • Administer the Fleets enema the evening prior to your appointment.
  • Take the antibiotic as instructed. If you were given Levaquin, please take one tablet the day before your procedure, one tablet the morning of the biopsy, and one the day after the procedure
  • Arrive for your appointment prepared to provide a urine sample. You may choose to collect a sample at home the morning of your procedure. If you choose to do so, please keep the urine sample refrigerated until you leave for your appointment.

Post Prostate Ultrasound and/or Biopsy Instructions

  • Notify physician or go to the Emergency Room for:
  • Fever Greater than 101.4
  • Chills
  • Significant Bleeding per Rectum
  • Problems Urinating

Your results will be given to you at your follow-up visit. Please come to your follow-up appointment accompanied by a friend or spouse. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office.