Undergoing a Prostate Biopsy

In most cases, a prostate biopsy is performed using an ultrasound to help guide the needles into specific locations of the prostate gland. Preparing for the test is easy and the biopsy is usually well tolerated with a small risk of complications. Can anything be done to minimize the discomfort and reduce the risk of complications? Get these answers and learn how the test is done, what to expect and what complications can occur. (Reviewed May, 2012)