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Female Rectal Exams
I'm 50years old, african descent, no family history of prostate cancer. Psa 4.1 but normal digital rectal exam. Is biopsy recommended? Any risk? Thanks
Yes: Indication for a prostate biopsy are an abnormal dre or an elevated psa (most common reason). There is no psa level at which one can absolutely say that prostate cancer is or is not present; only that the higher the psa the greater the probability. Normal/average psa for age 50: ~0.7. Chance of fnding pca on bx with psa 4.1: ~25-35%. Risks of bx: infection, bleeding, pain, urinary retention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Male having first physical from female physician. Clothes to remove? Genital, prostate, or rectal exams? Just concerned with embarrassment.
It is a professional: The female doctors have the same professional training as a male doctor. It may be the first time for you to be examined by a female doctor but that female doctor has examined many male patients in her carrier. You will be having professional medical examination, not a social visit. It is the same thing when a female patient goes to a male doctor. Please rest assure you will overcome your fear ...Read more
May be...: To a great degree, finding something significant is quite examiner subjective, reflecting individual acuity and keenness as well as the existing features such as the size & consistency of a tumor; so is digital rectal exam (DRE) to feel the presence of internal hemorrhoids. Besides, all life events always display on their pattern of full spectrum; at their very early stage, it is hard to perceive, ...Read more
Ovarian cysts-7cm via ultrasound, recent irregular vaginal bleeding and constipation/bloating. Cancer possibly with the bleeding? 39 years old healthy
Rectal prolapse: Exact causes are unknown in most cases. Rectal prolapse is generally more common in elderly women, although it may occur at any age and in both sexes. It is very rarely life-threatening, but the symptoms can be debilitating if left untreated. Most external prolapse cases can be treated successfully, often with a surgical procedure. See a Colo-rectal surgeon for an exam and discussion. Best wishes ...Read more
Uc flare with thin stools, chunks of blood in stool, and frequency. Egd, colonoscopy, biopsies & digital perianal & rectal exam all normal. confused?
UC is long-term: Ulcerative colitis is a lifelong inflammatory disease of the lining of the large intestine and rectum, that may have systemic consequences, is often relapsing, and can lead to colon cancer. Flares may occur acutely, even after an unremarkable colon evaluation. Don't delay in ruling out superimposed infection, & seeking help from your gastroenterologist. Call him/her now-- ...Read more
See a doctor: it is almost impossible for a young man to have a prolapsed rectum unless you have something congenital that mean a condition that you were born with either way make sure your bowel is regular eat more fibers ,more fruits,hydrate yourself with water and juice specially prune juice avoid sodas,pop,and caffeine and energy drink avoid straining most important see a doctor for proper examination ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ovarian cysts-7mm via ultrasound, recent irregular vaginal bleeding and constipation/bloating. Cancer possibly with the bleeding? 39 years old, health
32 yr old female. 40 lb weight loss, tailbone pain for 7 months, heavy rectal pressure, change in bowel habits. Possible colon cancer?
Colon cancer: 32 F. 40 lb weight loss, tailbone pain for 7 months, heavy rectal pressure, change in bowel habits. Possible colon cancer? ANS: Possible but not likely at your age unless you have strong FH of colon CA. I would tell y0ur Dr and have stool checked for blood and have rectal exam and then colonoscopy. Keep me posted. ...Read more
May not: A digital rectal examination can only test as far a finger will go into the rectum. A finger inserted through the anus cannot reach colon, therefore a digital rectal examination cannot detect colon cancer. However, rectum is part of the colon and a common site for cancer and a digital rectal exam is useful. Colonoscopy remains the gold standard for detecting colon cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
30 yr old female, thyroid cancer in 2015, ultrasound showed an enlarged uterus. family history of uterine and cervical cancer ( mom and both sisters).
Follow up with MD: You need to follow up with the GN MD to determine the source of the uterine enlargement. With your family history of various cancers it is imperative that you do so soon as some of these cancers are genetically transmitted. ...Read more
Diagnose anal fissure last year.ct w rectal contrst last year ok.feel presur in anal &low back.need pass stool but rectum empty.fisure?ibs?consption?
A CT isn't the: best tool to diagnose an anal fissure. Are you having any bleeding? Does pain get worse with BMs? Straining? Constipation? Your symptoms could be from hemorrhoids, persistent anal fissure, constipation, colonic inertia, IBS or IBD. You need to see a primary care doctor and possibly GI. Good luck! ...Read more
Straing or rectal ma: Rectal prolapse is not common in men but when it occurs, it is usually from chronic diarrhea and straining at the stool. Rectal prolapse should usually be repaired by an experienced surgeon as there are several different techniques which can be applied depending on patient factors such as age, debility, assessment of anal sphincter tone and squeeze, etc. Colonoscopy is necessary. ...Read more
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