5 doctors weighed in:

How is benign prostatic hyperplasia diagnosed by digital rectal examination?

5 doctors weighed in
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Addagada Rao
Dr. Addagada Rao
Thank
Dr. James Krick
Urology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Bph

BPH is mostly diagnosed by symptoms.
The size of the prostate on rectal exam correlates very poorly with actual symptoms. One may actually have a palpably large prostate and no symptoms and vice versa.

In brief: Bph

BPH is mostly diagnosed by symptoms.
The size of the prostate on rectal exam correlates very poorly with actual symptoms. One may actually have a palpably large prostate and no symptoms and vice versa.
Dr. James Krick
Dr. James Krick
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified,
46 years in practice
16M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors