How you prepare

By Mayo Clinic Staff

To prepare you for your prostate biopsy, your urologist may have you:

  • Stop taking medication that can increase the risk of bleeding, such as warfarin (Coumadin), aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others), and certain herbal supplements for several days before the procedure
  • Do a cleansing enema at home before your biopsy appointment
  • Take antibiotics 30 to 60 minutes before your prostate biopsy to help prevent infection
April 26, 2013