Dr Ian Smith - Urological Surgeon

BSc (Med) MBBS FRACS (Urol)


Transperineal Prostate Biopsy

How is the procedure performed

Putting an ultrasound probe into your rectum (back passage) to scan your prostate. Guided by ultrasound, biopsies are taken from your prostate through your perineum (the skin between your scrotum and rectum). This is performed under a general anaesthetic and takes approximately 20minutes. This is a DAY ONLY procedure.


What to expect after the procedure

It is normal to experience blood in the urine and in bowel motions for up to 10 days post operatively. You could experience blood in your semen for up to 6 weeks post operatively. Some people experience bruising in the perineal area or discomfort in your prostate region. Less than 5% of people may go into urinary retention (inability to pass urine) post operatively, however, this will be managed for you.


Risk of Infection

The risk of infection from this procedure is low. If you do experience a fever or feel unwell after this procedure please seek medical attention.


You will be contacted via phone with your biopsy result. If you have any further questions please contact Dr Smiths rooms on phone: 67666312