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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Gloved finger: The doctor inserts a gloved finger via the anus to feel tissues in the rectum and surrounding organs, especially prostate, in case of a man. You may c... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Digital rectal : Examination. Usually performed to check for prostate or rectal lesions
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Coccydynia: Pain at the tailbone, or coccydynia, may be due to local inflammation, prior trauma, or instability. A localized steroid injection may help, as well ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Am confused as to why you raise concerns regarding a relatively uncommon syndrome. Nothing in your description suggests a problem within the lumbosac... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Benign compression often associated with pregnancy. Not any possibility of a true cauda equina syndrome. Listen to your doctor.
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 36 years experience
Possibly: in general, it is a good idea to do the urinalysis before a digital rectal exam of the prostate. It's impossible to know if the white blood cells woul... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean O Donovan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 34 years experience
Is it all OK?: Part of any physical exam, dre checks out what is happening inside your anal area, can palpate the prostate in men, check for hemorrhoids, fissures, ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
Check prostate : Your prostate needs to be checked at least yearly by digital examination and by blood test. Hernia could be checked routinely during physical examinat... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Yearly: But neither of the will diagnose your problem. Need a post voiding u/s of the bladder (residual)
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Lin
Dr. Jeff Linanswered
Gynecologic Oncology 14 years experience
A few things: The regular, general exam you get from every physician (since we are also primary care docs), speculum exam (the metallic/plastic duckbill thing that ... Read More

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