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Good day, I have pain passing out stool some times with blood. Treatment has not resolved the issue completely. Looking for a gastroenterologist who can do a colonoscopy in their rooms. I will also like to have a prostate exam done. Thanks?

Good day, I have pain passing out stool some times with blood. Treatment has not resolved the issue completely. Looking for a gastroenterologist who can do a colonoscopy in their rooms. I will also like to have a prostate exam done. Thanks?

Pain/blood w/stool: Pain & blood may be from hemorrhoids, fissures, ulcerations as in ulcerative colitis, Crohns disease or polyps, mass. Go to your nearest ER for evaluation/referral t ogastroenterology. Colonoscopies in the US are done in special surgical suites or hospitals as they are done under anesthesia, you could discuss that at your local hospital ER. A urologist is best for prostate ...Read more

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Prostate (Definition)

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


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Can my girlfriend do my prostate exam?

Can my girlfriend do my prostate exam?

No, and. ..: It is nice to know you are ahead of the game concerning prostate health. If you have some issues about urination, seek evaluation for right care. At 18, the odd to have significant prostate issue almost next to none. To help you know more on men;s voiding and life reality, go to articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble. Html, & http://formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. ...Read more

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Would appreciate some expert advice for a prostate exam?

Would appreciate some expert advice for a prostate exam?

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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Why are two fingers used for a prostate exam?

Why are two fingers used for a prostate exam?

Never heard of that: Prostate is examined with a single finger. It is very difficult to insert two fingers into the rectum! ...Read more

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If you get a prostate exam and like the feeling does it mean you will be gay?

If you get a prostate exam and like the feeling does it mean you will be gay?

No: Individuals who enjoy the sensation of prostate stimulation do not necessarily have a gay or bisexual sexual orientation. Gay men desire to have physical and emotional relationships with other men. This does not necessariy apply to men to enjoy anal or prostate stimulation. ...Read more

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If you are getting tested for erectile dysfuntion can you decline prostate exam?

If you are getting tested for erectile dysfuntion can you decline prostate exam?

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

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A few days ago I had a prostate exam. Everything was good no issues but ever since the examination I've had really bad pain in my anus.?

A few days ago I had a prostate exam. Everything was good no issues but ever since the examination I've had really bad pain in my anus.?

Anal Fissure/tear: You probabely have Anal Fissure as a result of Rectal Exam or a tear in the anal wall. Avoid constipation with high fiber diet and may need stool softner like Docusate Sodium. And plenty fluids. But if it persists see your doctor and you may be prescribed Nitroglycerine ointment 0.2% can be prescribed. It relaxes the anal sphincture and help the fissure heal. Other choice is Nifedipine cream. ...Read more

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In any normal situation, should a prostate exam cause or possibly irritate/infect the prostate? Had an exam now butthole/maybe prostate hurts?

In any normal situation, should a prostate exam cause or possibly irritate/infect the prostate? Had an exam now butthole/maybe prostate hurts?

No: With adequate lubricant, using KY jelly a prostate examination should not be painful or cause infection. (Unless the prostate was already inflamed). A anal fissure (small tear) may cause pain on examination. Consider using a stool softener for a few days & see your physician. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Embarrassed about prostate exam: Is there a possibility of unintentionally getting an erection from pressure on your prostate and how common is it?

Embarrassed about prostate exam: Is there a possibility of unintentionally getting an erection from pressure on your prostate and how common is it?

Prostate exam: While there is a small risk that an erection might occur, it is nothing to be embarrassed about. It will subside quickly. Since you will not be facing the person who does the exam, it will probably go unnoticed. ...Read more

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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.

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

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What does the doctor do at 18 for a prostate exam?

What does the doctor do at 18 for a prostate exam?

Prostate exam: We do not typically do prostate examinations on an 18 year old. Typically we check this at age 40 for hispanic and african americans, and at 50 for caucasians and asians, mainly due to the increased risk at these age groups for prostate cancer. ...Read more

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What is a digital prostate exam?

What is a digital prostate exam?

DRE: This is a fingertip exam of the prostate with a gloved finger by a physician. ...Read more

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What age to get a prostate exam?

What age to get a prostate exam?

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

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Is it normal to be afraid of a prostate exam?

Is it normal to be afraid of a prostate exam?

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 more

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What to do if I may have to get a prostate exam?

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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

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How old should u be when u get a prostate exam?

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

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Is it important for all men to have a prostate exam?

Prostate exam: It is important for all men to have a prostate exam, for men after 50 years of age. Exceptions are african-americans and men with family history of prostate cancer who should start at age 40, including a baseline psa. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: prostate exam?

What is the definition or description of: prostate exam?

Prostate Exam: A digital rectal exam where a doctor will insert a finger into the patient's rectum in order to feel the size, shape and properties of the patient's prostate. Helps evaluate for BPH and prostate cancer. ...Read more

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Ejaculated during prostate exam, should I be concerned?

No ejaculate...: Usually, no ejaculation will take place on digital rectal exam (dre) due to stress, discomfort, ; pressure from doc's examining finger. But dre-examined men may have some expressed prostate fluid dripping out urethra from intentional massage to obtain specimen to verify if prostatitis"does exist.

Or, occasionally, intrarectal electroejaculation may be induced for infertility after spinal cord i. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I had an erection during prostate exam?

What do you suggest if I had an erection during prostate exam?

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 more

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Could it be healthy to get an erection during a prostate exam?

Could it be healthy to get an erection during a prostate exam?

Sure: Your doctor's seen it plenty of times before. It means nothing about who you are. ...Read more

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After all test taken for epiditimitis and came up negative, and a prostate exam negative. Why is my epiditimitis still sensitive?

After all test taken for epiditimitis and came up negative, and a prostate exam negative. Why is my epiditimitis still sensitive?

Epididymus: The epididymus doesn't like to be messed with in any manner and it is not at all unusual for it to be chronically tender even in the absence of inflammation and infection. I have seen patients whose epididymus has remained tender for years. Your urologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you, however. ...Read more

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New dr did not perform testicular or prostate exam during physical but prior dr always did. I'm 44 should prostate and testicular be part of physical?

New dr did not perform testicular or prostate exam during physical but prior dr always did. I'm 44 should prostate and testicular be part of physical?

Docs Vary: It is hard to judge the quality of practice of a doctor based what they examine on a single visit. If you like them ask for the exams you would like without judgement. It is perfectly reasonable for you to want your prostate and testicles examined. Perhaps a patient strenuously objected to the offer. It takes getting used to a new doc, but you should begin 2 really trust them soon or switch. ...Read more

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Do I need to apply numbing cream on my anus before a prostate exam?

Do I need to apply numbing cream on my anus before a prostate exam?

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

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I am nervous about getting my prostate exam. How long do doctors have to fiddle around inside my butt? Will I be put to sleep or awake?

I am nervous about getting my prostate exam. How long do doctors have to fiddle around inside my butt? Will I be put to sleep or awake?

No worries: If you can let a dentist fiddle around in your mouth to do a dental cleaning, you can let a proctologist fiddle around inside your butt to check out your prostate. They are merely two ends of the same gastrointestinal tract. Don't bite a dentist when he's cleaning your teeth, and don't squeeze your butt when a proctologist is sizing your prostate. Let him take the time he needs to do his job well. ...Read more

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What is average age for prostate exam? Just had physical with new doctor. She said 50 years old. I'm 43, my old doctor was doing them even in my 30s

Prostate Exam: That is bizarre and unusual and inappropriate. A male under 50 does not need a prostate exam without a specific medical reason for such an exam. Your new doctor is right. ...Read more

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Is it irregular for a 25 year old male to get a prostate exam?

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

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I am a 55 year old male who recently had his first prostate exam......how often should I have another?

I am a 55 year old male who recently had his first prostate exam......how often should I have another?

Annual physical: If you have no symptoms, let your doctor decide on the frequency. It does not need to be more frequent than once a year.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I had a prostate exam today. If I did not feel any pain during the examination, does that mean my prostate is good? I felt no pain at all.

I had a prostate exam today. If I did not feel any pain during the examination, does that mean my prostate is good? I felt no pain at all.

There is: Usually no pain when prostate is examined. Even milder cases of prostate inflammation do not result in a tender prostate. And (unfortunately) most prostate cancers do no cause discomfort until they spread beyond the "borders" of the gland itself!
Hope this is helpful!
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How can I ease my anxiety about a female doctor doing a prostate exam?

How can I ease my anxiety about a female doctor doing a prostate exam?

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 more

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Can I ask for another physician besides a woman to do my prostate exam?

Depends: First, you should have no reservations about a female doing your exam. If you are just too timid or bashful for a female to do your exam, see how she feels about it. A frank and open discussion should be had. If a male professional is available, perhaps this is not an issue to ask for. Otherwise, you need to plan ahead to find a place where only males provide this care. Ask and be open. ...Read more

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The idea of geting a prostate exam is making me have nausea. How do I get over this?

Why do you need one?: A young man rarely needs a prostate exam, it is mostly done in 50+ year olds. You can ask your doctor if you can avoid having one as there may be some alternatives that he can give you. Otherwise, just relax and let the doctor check you, provided he gives you good reasons as to the benefits from this exam in your case. ...Read more

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I get an erection every 20 minutes, seen my doctor they said nothing was wrong and my girlfriend gave me a prostate exam using latex gloves (felt good?

I get an erection every 20 minutes, seen my doctor they said nothing was wrong and my girlfriend gave me a prostate exam using latex gloves (felt good?

Good for you: Enjoy being young. This is well within normal limits for a teen. This is a time for exploring and learning about love -- and especially to love responsibly. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I hear doctors have to stick their fingers up the butt hole to perform the prostate exam. That is scary to think about. Do they go all the way up butt?

Prostate exam: The prostate is approximately 2-4 inches from the anus. This is why it can be examined during a digital rectal exam. ...Read more

Prostate Exam (Definition)

A digital rectal exam where a doctor will insert a finger into the patient's rectum in order to feel the size, shape and properties of the patient's prostate. Helps evaluate for ...Read more