You won't be able to return to work immediately if your needle biopsy is done during IV sedation or general anesthesia. Depending on your duties, you may be able to return to work in 24 hours. Talk to your doctor about when it's safe to return to work.How painful is a needle biopsy?
The needle used during a core needle biopsy is a hollow tube that allows the doctor to extract a core of tissue for testing. You may experience mild discomfort during your needle biopsy, such as a sensation of pressure in the area. Tell your health care team if you're feeling uncomfortable.How accurate is a needle biopsy?
Prostate Biopsy Accuracy. If the needle is able to collect a sample from an area that is affected by cancer, then it is accurate for a diagnosis. However, it should be known that a negative test result from a prostate biopsy cannot be used to rule out cancer, it can only be used to suggest that there is no cancer.