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Afraid Prostate Exam
GP checked urine for UTI,no sign of UTI. Also did prostate exam inserting finger via rectum, said was fine. Does that totally exclude Prostatis?
The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more
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 to assess for size, consistency, and nodules. This digital examination and a blood test called psa are screening tests employed to help detect prostate cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the procedure for getting a prostate exam? What type of insurance coverage would i need? Do they put you to sleep to do the exam? I am afraid.
Simple: Go to your doctor and the initial exam is a rectal exam to feel the prostate, if needed a blood test can be done as part of your insurance, and if there's anything abnormal a referral to the specialist can then be made. These should all be part of your care under your insurance minus the deductibles and copays. ...Read more
Does a prostate exam hurt? I’m in my 40s, so i think my doctor might want to do a prostate exam at my next checkup. I’m afraid it’s going to hurt. Is there any way i can make it hurt less?
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 but not bad; keep both hip joints in at least 90-degree flexion in either standing or lateral position; open mouth, take deep breath, and relax the anus. These together will make DRE a more acceptable experience than ever. Best wish... ...Read more
Prostate Exams: First, this vital examination should be done if you have concerns, or symptoms of problems regardless of age. But, without symptoms, there is very little need to do a prostate exam until after forty. A prostate exam is a small part of predicting if you have any unwanted growth or other abnormality requiring more investigation. Do not be afraid to ask your health care provider when to examine. ...Read more
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, start prostate exam at age 50-55. Over the past 5-10 years, significant shift in age recommendation for prostate exam has taken place resulting from more professional scrutiny. To http://www.formefirst.com/NewAUAPSA.html for more detail. ...Read more
Some are...: - start annual dre (digital rectal exam) at 50 for average-risk men and at 45 for the high-risk - those with fh of prostate cancer, blacks, ; agent orange exposure; its interval may adjust later. - judicious psa test after counseling its pros ; cons. - a professionally friendly finger can make dre reasonably comfortable. - judicious use of prostate ultrasound ; biopsy. More? Ask doc for detail. ...Read more
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