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What happens after a prostate seed implantation?

After a prostate seed implantation (a procedure in which small radioactive "seeds" are implanted into your prostate gland):
  • If you were given a prescription for an antibiotic, take it exactly as told until it is done. Call your urologist if you have a temperature over 101 degrees F.
  • You may have mild discomfort for one to three days after your implants from positioning during your procedure. You may take acetaminophen (Tylenol) following the package label instructions. If your pain is not controlled by acetaminophen, then use the prescription pain medication.
  • Do not take any over-the-counter cold medication without talking with your urologist. These medications can make urination after an implant very difficult.

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