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Is It Normal To Be Afraid Of A 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
In any normal situation, should a prostate exam cause or possibly irritate/infect the prostate? had an exam now butthole/maybe prostate hurts?
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?
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
I'm a 30 yr old male that had my first prostate exam i was told i had a grossly enlarged prostate had psa tst and all normal.I have a swollen left tes?
BPH: It could be benign prostatic hypertrophy (bph). Adenomatous growth usaually begins at the age of 30 years. By the age of 50 years 50% of the men will have bph. But it is better idea to rule out other causes especially in the setting of swollen testis. It is better to consult a urologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
I'm 38, normal CBC, history of frequent urination. Have been urinating at night a while. Varying leg bone pains, numbness. Do I need a prostate exam?
Nocturia: Yes, I would start with getting urinalysis and prostate exam and PSA. You could have urinary tract infection or more likely a prostate infection. Also have blood sugar checked to rule out diabetes. Prostate cancer would be unusual at your age. Have kidney function checked since you are on lisinopril. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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