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Do Nurse Practitioners Do Prostate Exams
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
Depends: It depends on the reason for the exam. Younger patients are less likely to have prostate difficulties, so in this regard it may be unusual. However, if the patient has a family history or symptomatic complaints that raise the physician's index of suspicion, a digital rectal exam may be performed. http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/prostatecancerscreening.htm ...Read more
Means nothing: It's actually fairly common and says nothing at all about what kind of a man you are. Relax and be thankful for good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, of course: You can decline anything once you find out the risk and the benefit from your doctor, he would not push or force you for anything you do not wish to have done to you. After all it is your body...And you are in charge! ...Read more
How high would DHT need to be for it to be treated? In general would it be ok to treat a abnormal DHT even if a digital prostate exam was normal?
Treat symptoms: We do not treat high Dht levels for the numbers sake. We treat the symptoms that are the effects of high dht, such as prostate enlargement and the effects of lower urinary tract symptoms caused by dht. ...Read more
Here are some ...: While digital rectal exam (DRE) is annoying, it can be done easily by a professionally "friendly finger with acceptable minimal discomfort especially after counseling and adjusting to mental realistic expectation. So, there is no practical necessity to use local anesthetic jelly. ...Read more
Reflection: Many people have anxiety about medical doctors for various reasons. It is important to talk about these anxieties with your doctor and consider different ways to help you challenge your anxiety. Avoiding situations that make people anxious will only worsen the anxiety/phobia with time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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