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What Doctors Give 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
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
Does a prostate exam hurt? I’m in my 40s, so i think my doctor might want to do a prostate exam at my next checkup. I’m afraid it’s going to hurt. Is there any way i can make it hurt less?
I am nervous about getting my prostate exam. How long do doctors have to fiddle around inside my butt? Will I be put to sleep or awake?
No worries: If you can let a dentist fiddle around in your mouth to do a dental cleaning, you can let a proctologist fiddle around inside your butt to check out your prostate. They are merely two ends of the same gastrointestinal tract. Don't bite a dentist when he's cleaning your teeth, and don't squeeze your butt when a proctologist is sizing your prostate. Let him take the time he needs to do his job well. ...Read more
What is average age for prostate exam? Just had physical with new doctor. She said 50 years old. I'm 43, my old doctor was doing them even in my 30s
Prostate Exam: That is bizarre and unusual and inappropriate. A male under 50 does not need a prostate exam without a specific medical reason for such an exam. Your new doctor is right. ...Read more
Reflection: Many people have anxiety about medical doctors for various reasons. It is important to talk about these anxieties with your doctor and consider different ways to help you challenge your anxiety. Avoiding situations that make people anxious will only worsen the anxiety/phobia with time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: First, you should have no reservations about a female doing your exam. If you are just too timid or bashful for a female to do your exam, see how she feels about it. A frank and open discussion should be had. If a male professional is available, perhaps this is not an issue to ask for. Otherwise, you need to plan ahead to find a place where only males provide this care. Ask and be open. ...Read more
I get an erection every 20 minutes, seen my doctor they said nothing was wrong and my girlfriend gave me a prostate exam using latex gloves (felt good?
I hear doctors have to stick their fingers up the butt hole to perform the prostate exam. That is scary to think about. Do they go all the way up butt?
Prostate exam: The prostate is approximately 2-4 inches from the anus. This is why it can be examined during a digital rectal exam. ...Read more
Prostate exam: Your primary doc can do one or he/she can refer you to a urologist, especially if you have other symptoms. Peace and good health. ...Read more
During a prostate exam, if I get a hard erection and need to ejaculate, will the doctor help in this process?
Got a prostate exam by primary doc (for frequent urination), he asked while doing it if it hurt, i did have a dull pain, he said he doesn't think I have prostate issue. How accurate is his analysis?
Rectal exams: Massage of the prostate by a finger in the anus is never comfortable and often creates significant discomfort. This may be interpreted as pain by the person being examined, but may not necessarily represent disease. The experienced examiner can usually tell what is meaningful and what is a normal reaction to the insult. Without knowing your pcp i cannot really comment on how accurate they are. ...Read more
Just turned 50. My primary care doc did lots of blood work, a prostate exam, & sent me for a colonoscopy. Shouldn't I have a dermatologist check me?
Confusing question: Your primary physician is trained to make an initial assessment of your skin and i suppose he/she also did a general physical exam.Just ordering blood and doing a prostate exam is not any sort of routine office visit.The general exam looks for skin issues, although it may not have been discussed. You are always free to consult a dermatologist if you have a specific concern. ...Read more
Would a Endocrinologist be able to check your sperm volume and count along with giving you prostate exam and checking your penis and testicles?
No ejaculate...: 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
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