If you are getting biopsies normally you are under a light anesthesia at a day surgery or hospital setting. Simply to keep you out should they end up having to dig deeper and limit unusual pain. I certainly would not allow the office. So, to answer directly, no it is not normal.
DX 5/6/2008 TAG3 papillary tumor .5 CM in size. 2 TURBS followed by 6 instillations of BCG weekly with a second round of 6 after a 6 week wait.