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    ppstoner posted:
    How soon can you resume sex after a prostate biopsy?
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    Fairwind responded:
    I would wait until your semen clears up or at least use a condom..A biopsy is a major insult to your prostate and needs to heal up a little..Say 2 weeks??
     
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    Judd W Moul, MD responded:
    RESUMING SEX AFTER A PROSTATE BIOPSY MAINLY DEPENDS ON HOW YOU FEEL. IN OTHER WORDS, IF YOU ARE NO LONGER IN PAIN AND YOU NO LONGER HAVE BLOOD IN YOUR URINE, IT IS USUALLY OK TO RESUME SEX. IT IS COMMON TO HAVE SOME BLOOD IN THE SEMEN FOR UP TO SIX WEEKS AFTER THE BIOPSY. THIS IS NOT DANGEROUS AND DOES NOT PRECLUDE SEX BUT MAY BE TROUBLING TO YOUR PARTNER. THE BLOOD IN THE SEMEN MAY BE RED OR BROWN AND MAY TURN THE SEMEN A BROWNISH COLOR FOR A WHILE. AGAIN, THIS IS NOT DANGEROUS AND WILL GO AWAY WITH TIME. MANY TIMES, THE DOCTOR WILL ADVISE YOU TO "CLEAN THE PIPES" BY EJACULATING REGULARLY TO CLEAR OUT THE BLOOD --- THIS IS FINE TO DO. EVEN THOUGH EJACULATING BLOODY OR BROWN SEMEN INTO A PARTNER IS NOT DANGEROUS AND WILL NOT SPREAD CANCER, IT MAY BE TROUBLING TO SOME PARTNERS AND WEARING A CONDOM MAY BE DONE TO BE SENSITIVE TO A PARTNER'S CONCERNS. RECENT STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT SOME MEN HAVE TEMPORARY ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION AFTER PROSTATE BIOPSY, ESPECIALLY IN MEN WHO HAVE EXTENDED CORE BIOPSIES. THIS IS ALMOST ALWAYS TEMPORARY AND MAY BE TREATED WITH VIAGRA/CIALIS/LEVITRA IF NEEDED ON A SHORT-TERM BASIS.
    BEST WISHES ON RESUMING A FULL AND SATISFYING SEX LIFE AFTER YOUR BIOPSY!!
    DR. MOUL
     
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    vicimike replied to Judd W Moul, MD's response:
    Thanks Dr. Moul, very good and useful info.


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