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Nurse Practitioners Prostate Exams
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
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
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
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
Digital rectal exam: A urologist will usually do a prostate exam as part of a complete evaluation. ...Read more
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
Check for cancer:
A man needs an annual prostate exam to assess for nodules. Nodules are suspicious for cancer. 25% of men with prostate cancer have a normal psa reading but a nodule on the prostate.
Prostate exams also give a clinician an idea of enlargement, which can guide therapy for trouble with urination. ...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 more
Sure: Your doctor's seen it plenty of times before. It means nothing about who you are. ...Read more
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
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
They shouldn't, but.: Prostate exam for prostate cancer screen is usually performed digitally (with a gloved finger). It is a quick procedure to feel for nodules/masses. Pain depends on the individual; it is subjective. If there are cuts/fissure, previous trauma (emotional, physical or radiation) and or infection men may have pain. Most men do not experience pain with the exam, so p cancer screen should not be avoided. ...Read more
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
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
- 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
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
I am a 55 year old male who recently had his first prostate exam......how often should I have another?
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
How many prostate exams do men need to have? And do they have to have prostate exams as soon as they turn 40?
Can you tell me for my annual physical and was wondering if I could get a prostate exam, and would I have to pay extra?
No: That is part of your annual physical exam. ...Read more
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.
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
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
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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