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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?
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