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If Doctor Did A Rectal Exam Did He Test My Poop It Was Really Quick
Depends: If it is routine rectal examination stool will not be tested, if needed yes stool will be tested. ...Read more
A rectal exam is where a practitioner examines the last part of the colon (or rectum) by placing a finger or small plastic scope through the anus. This is important to detect issues such as prostate problems, continence disturbances, rectal cancers, and more. While often uncomfortable for patients it is very short and gives a lot of ...Read more
My husband is having a passage of fresh blood often when he is defacating hard stool. The doctor made rectal exam with negative findings.Wat cn ths b?
Hard stool may be: The cause, and fiber increase can soften, and i suggest dried fruits such as prunes and apricots. If bleeding occurs with normalizing stool, nd even with what you revealed, endoscopy to assess portions above the finger for polyps, tumors, and diverticuli is in order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had bright red blood in my stool. Went to a doctor who did a rectal exam. She did not find evidence of external or internal hemorrhoids.No pain. ?
Is it a problem if my doctor uses psa (protein specific antigen) tests instead of a digital rectal exam for the prostate?
No: Prostate specific antigen (not protein) is a very sensitive marker of prostate function. It very frequently will be elevated before any abnormality is detected by digital rectal exam. However, nothing beats a good clinician being able to feel something on exam. So, really, the two work together to achieve the best results. ...Read more
Lower left abdominal pain, fever of 99.7. my physical last Tuesday, at that time my doctor did a rectal exam, test pos. for blood, ?
LLQ pain: Left lower quadrant pain with low grade fever and stool positive for blood probably related to colon pathology. Some common causes are infection, colitis, diverticulitis or inflammatory bowel disease. Contact your physician, even though you had a recent physical you may need to be checked out when you are symptomatic, ...Read more
Hmm: Squeeze your gluteal muscles together and it should close your rectal sphincter. Using a combination of kegel and gluteal muscle exercises should do the trick. Why are you needing to squeeze your rectum? ...Read more
Maroon gooey blood end of bowel a month ago had bright red last wk. both size of 25 cent coin. pcp rectal exam normal. Tiny red spots on poop. cause?
Maroon gooey blood after bowel a month ago had bright red last wk. No history of colon Ca. pcp rectal exam normal. Tiny red spots on poop. No pain. cause?
Many possibilities: The possiblities are numerous including hemorrhoids, anal fissures, diverticulitis, colitis, AV malformations, gastric ulcers. The one possibliity however that does need to be ruled out sooner than later is colon cancer. You may need to have a colonoscopy. Colon cancer is not the most common cause but it is the most concerning cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spinal injury: A rectal exam to check for spinal injury is really an examination of the anal sphincter tone. If the tone is not present or decreased (having the patient bear down with the final in the rectal canal) during the examination, it could be an indicator that there is an injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer