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Rectal Exam Women
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?
Possible: 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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I'm scared about getting a rectal exam. Can you tell me exactly what it involves and how much it hurts?
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