1 doctor weighed in:

I was wondering what do doctors give prostate exams for?

1 doctor weighed in

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ravi Chauhan
Dr. Ravi Chauhan
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified,
25 years in practice
67M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors