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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
40 years experience General Practice
Yes: Most nurse practitioners should be able to do prostate exams.
Dr. Thomas Rohde
35 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Yes: The issue is do they know what to do with the data they encounter during the exam. If their finger isn't "trained" can they grade the size of the pros ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
27 years experience Urology
Prostate exam: This is a prostate examination to check the prostate. It is performed by placing into the rectum and feeling the entire prostate gland. The prostate i ... Read More
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Dr. James Krick
36 years experience Urology
DRE: This is a fingertip exam of the prostate with a gloved finger by a physician.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some...: For high-risk men, i. e., having family Hx of prostate cancer, blacks, & Agent Orange exposure, start prostate exam at 45-50; for average risk men ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Exam: If you're not experiencing any lower urinary symptoms prostate examinations usually are performed as part of a complete physical examination in your 4 ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
27 years experience Urology
Yes: Most men are a little anxious about having a prostate exam. It consists of the physician placing the index finger into the rectum to feel the prostate ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are...: I realize the digital rectal exam (DRE) is the most dreadful part of prostate exam. To ease the tension from DRE, do these: anticipate some discomfort ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
9 years experience Urology
Prostate exam: It is important for all men to have a prostate exam, for men after 50 years of age. Exceptions are african-americans and men with family history of pr ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Asessmentg of the: Gland which lies internally at the base of the penis. Unfortunately, this is done with a digital rectal exam ie the clinicians finger in the patients ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Sarle
22 years experience Urology
Digital rectal exam: A urologist will usually do a prostate exam as part of a complete evaluation.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Porch
40 years experience General Practice
Multiple: Family practice, internal medicine, urologists just to name a few.
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