I have hesitantly decided to follow my Urologist’s recommendation and get a prostate biopsy (more on my situation in this thread healthunlocked.com/prostate... )
…and my doctor has agreed to perform the biopsy transperineally at my request but has said that he recommends general anesthesia for the procedure.
I am reluctant to use general anesthesia due to fears of loss of memory and cognitive function. I recently had my appendix removed under general anesthesia and I would prefer other options this time. I did not have an issue with the local anesthesia used for my first TRUS biopsy, although the injection of the anesthetic was painful.
I have read in this forum about nerve blocks and other options being used and would be interested in any feedback.