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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 former dr did a rectal exam on me while standing next to table resting my elbows on it I am a woman is that normal?
That is a more common position to do male and prostate exam.
But can be useful in female to allow anterior organs to fall forward- uterus etc.
Supine or lateral are also common positions.
The importance is to have a thorough exam whichever position. ...Read more
Why did palpating the rectovaginal wall during the digital rectal exam to diagnose a fistula cause me sharp short-lived pain? Is it common in females?
Hello, I am a 41 year old woman who is in good health. At a recent GYN visit, my dr did a digital rectal exam. While I was getting dressed Aftet the dr left the room, I noticed a test called Hemasure on the counter and it was becoming positive. When I met
Red blood, mucus stool. Dr did rectal exam found lg. Rubber textured growth. Scheduled colonoscopy. Other than cancer what could it be? 45yr, female. Thanks
Benign polyp?: A rubbery growth could be a cancer but could also be a benign polyp that has not become a cancer yet. At colonoscopy the growth might be able to be removed or might be judges too large to remove safely but pieces (biopsies) will be obtained to tell what it is. The video image is usually very accurate for an experienced endoscopist. ...Read more
Routine exam: Includes a rectal. Two positions: lying on side, bending over. With women it can be done as part of pelvic lying on back using fingers in vagina and rectum. A glove & lubricant are always used. The exam in men chcecks prostate as ewll as rectum, in women recto-vaginal septum. Stool on the glove is used to detect occult blood. A good exam should be thorough but not painful. ...Read more
No age limit: Rectal examination done as a part of physical examination or when indicated to age limit for, male or female. ...Read more
Rectal Exam: 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 information to your provider. ...Read more
Open your mouth and do slow deep breathing while you're having the exam or
try humming a tune and think of picturesque imagery.
Good luck! ...Read more
It depends: On the reason they're doing a rectal exam. They usually check for hemorrhoids, anal fissure, blood in stool or any abnormalities related in the anus or rectal area. It usually does not take that long, a few seconds unless they use an anoscope. In males, the most common reason is checking the prostate, hemorrhoids and blood in the stool. ...Read more
I'm scared about getting a rectal exam. Can you tell me exactly what it involves and how much it hurts?
Rectal exam: It usually means a finger placed in the anus. It is usually part of a gyn exam. It is uncomfortable, but usually not more. I take it that is what you are asking. If there is an intestinal problem no vaginal exam may be involved. ...Read more
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Possible: It is possible and I am sure it has been done. We put things in peoples rear end all the time in medicine - suppositories, exams, enemas, disimpaction, scopes. But I am not sure you could reliably detect anything wrong so it is probably more curiosity than utility. ...Read more
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