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How safe is cauterization of the prostate gland via the

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How safe is cauterization of the prostate gland via the penis?
JA: Is this your first time reaching out for information about this?
Customer: yes.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: yes. The initial event was blood in my urine. my urologist used the procedure (entering via the penis) to determine that I did not have prostate cancer.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

going into the penis can check for cancer in the bladder which can bleed, but does not tell about the prostate gland.

sometimes abnormal blood vessels or inflammation of your bladder can cause bleeding which can be cauterized safely through a cystoscopy procedure through the penis.

this is a safe procedure.

a urology doctor does this procedure.

but you need a blood test called PSA and a prostate finger exam and possibly a prostate biopsy of tissue from your prostate gland to tell if you have prostate cancer or not.