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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
39 years experience General Practice
It's a Job: Remember that it is a job for that doctor. She has probably done hundreds or thousands of these exams. There is nothing arousing in this situation for ... Read More
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Dr. Monika Heller
13 years experience Child Psychiatry
Reflection: Many people have anxiety about medical doctors for various reasons. It is important to talk about these anxieties with your doctor and consider differ ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lim
33 years experience Family Medicine
Prostate exam: We do not typically do prostate examinations on an 18 year old. Typically we check this at age 40 for hispanic and african americans, and at 50 for c ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: First, you should have no reservations about a female doing your exam. If you are just too timid or bashful for a female to do your exam, see how she ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Agree with Dr. P. However, it is your prerogative to request a male physician.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Teens and Sex: First, this time will pass. It can be frustrating to have an erection all of the time and all boys have to deal with this period in some ways. Yes, ... Read More
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Dr. Matthew Bressie
24 years experience Family Medicine
Thanks : Thanks for your question. Many patients have anxiety before their first prostate exam. Typically, prostate exams are uncomfortable but not painful. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Prostate exam: Your primary doc can do one or he/she can refer you to a urologist, especially if you have other symptoms. Peace and good health.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Prostate exam: The prostate is approximately 2-4 inches from the anus. This is why it can be examined during a digital rectal exam.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
No: Most early stage prostate cancer has no symptoms what so ever. This includes a normal prostate exam most of the time. Prostatitis on the other hand, ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Erection unlikely: Patients seldom get erections during digital rectal examination of prostate. Erection will subside on its own, should it occur. That is all the "help" ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Rectal exams: Massage of the prostate by a finger in the anus is never comfortable and often creates significant discomfort. This may be interpreted as pain by the ... Read More

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