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Can you tell me how is a transrectal ultrasound like?

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Dr. Stacy Yamasaki
Radiology 34 years experience
See below: transrectal ultrasound is often used to look at the prostate gland for the size and signs of cancer. a probe is placed through the anus into the rectum to look at the prostate gland that is next to the rectum.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

What does a transrectal ultrasound feel like?

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Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
Radiology 47 years experience
2nd hand impression:: There seems to be a rather mild degree of discomfort on insertion of the probe. Depending on the size of the prostate there may be mild discomfort as the probe is manipulated during the exam. I would say a more intense version of a digital (finger) exam of the prostate.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What does a transrectal ultrasound feel like and when is it needed?

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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 29 years experience
Not painful: Evluation of rectal tumors or the anal sphincter.
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 53 years experience
Urologists do it to evaluate and to biopsy prostate.Also used for radioactive seed implantation in prostate,using a template.
Jul 28, 2014

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