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What Doctors Give Prostate Exams
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
Digital rectal exam: A urologist will usually do a prostate exam as part of a complete evaluation. ...Read more
Older age sight: Presbyopia is the condition of the eye in which the natural lense hardens and loses its capacity to focus at near. Typically this starts around age 40 and the lens is fully hardened usually by age 52. The basic test is a refraction, measuring the lens powers of the eye and then trial lenses can be used to optimize near vision. ...Read more
Lung Cancer: Evaluation most commonly includes anatomic imaging (xray, chest CT); tissue sampling (bronch, percutaneous biopsy, surgical resection); and staging (PET/CT, Brain MRI). In addition to this medistinoscopy (surgical eval of medistinal lymph nodes) may be necessary. A team approach between surgeon, medical and radiation oncologists, pathologist, and radiologist should be optimally considered. ...Read more
Is it all OK?: Part of any physical exam, dre checks out what is happening inside your anal area, can palpate the prostate in men, check for hemorrhoids, fissures, abnormal masses, hidden blood, and other abnormaliteis that may or may not cause problems for you. Part of any routine physical after age 40 in both men and women--not to be skipped espite the squeamishness many have in getting it done! ...Read more
Look and feel: We use speculum (duckbill thing) to separate vaginal walls so we can see the vaginal canal&the cervix. It also allows us to place things in the vagina/cervix such as swab/brush for Pap smears (that take the superficial, shedded cells in cervix/vaginal for exam) and instruments for biopsy. We do the bimanual and rectovaginal exams to feel if there is any abnormal masses, tenderness, or scarring ...Read more
Screening tool: On rare occasion a low lying rectal cancer can be detected on the exam by feeling it. Most often stool is sampled and analyzed for traces of blood. If blood is found then the doctor can check for hemorrhoids and may recommend a colonoscopy to find out if there is a specific cause such as a polyp or a cancer or diverticulosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stethoscope: We use the stethoscope to listen for sounds from the lungs which tell us information. When we specifically listen to the heart sounds we listen to hear the amplitude of the sounds from the valves closing and the noise produced by the blood flow through the valves and vessels. We also hear some other sounds which can be caused by various heart and pericardial abnormalities, and other things. ...Read more
Breast exam: It can be in writing and sometimes possible lesions can be drawn on a pre-printed anatomical pictures. ...Read more
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