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Self Prostate Examination
Depend...: Nowadays, for average-risk men between 55 and 69, check it once every 2 years; for high-risk ones - family hx of prostate cancer, black men, agent orange exposure - check it yearly. Remember the frequency of checking prostate has evolve and change fast and drastically over the past 5-7 years resulting from closer professional and industrial scrutiny; surely, such trend will continue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
A contortion: Best done in the shower or tub. You can insert your middle finger in your rectum and work it upwards until you feel a spongy bulge under the inner wall. If soft, it is probably ok. But if you feel you need to check your prostate, then it is best done professionally by your doctor who knows the feel of others glands by his experience. ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No good ones: Unfortunately, there is no reliable screening test for prostate cancer. The digital examination may detect changes, but it is uncomfortable and does not pick up 100% of cancers. The psa blood test may be falsely elevated in other conditions. With that said, the definitive surgical procedures used to stage and evaluate prostate cancer are invasive and have many side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Consistency: Benign enlargement the gland gets enlarged almost 3 finger size, may not able to reach upper end of prostate, the central grove will disappears, consistency is not hard like malignancy, your urologist is an expert who has knowledge to distinguish from other conditions, finally if needed will do a biopsy to rule out cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My ultrasound examination reports
prostate gland shows homogeneous echotexture with smooth and intact capsule. What does it mean?
Normal: It means it's normal. Congratulations, nothing to do for it. ...Read more
I was told had prostatic hyperplasia in a ultrasonography examination . I have never had sex.So, how can I do?Thx~~
One possibility: A pitfall that may occur when a young man is being examined is that the large volume of prostatic fluid may fool the examiner. Both this and prostatic hyperplasia (an old man's concern) produce a symmetrically enlarged prostate. If you'd gone for a few days without masturbating, this is the likely explanation. Congratulations too on saving yourself for that one special girl -- excellent move! ...Read more
Reconsider: My advice would be to avoid such activity. ...Read more
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