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What can I expect for proctologist exam?

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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Careful inspection

The doctor will take a focused history.
The anorectal exam has several parts, and can be done with the patient in lateral position or knee-chest position (like kneeling on the table). The perianal area, outside the anus, is inspected and palpated. A gentle rectal exam is next, feeling for any lump or tenderness. A short scope then looks into the anal canal for hemorrhoids and other findings.

In brief: Careful inspection

The doctor will take a focused history.
The anorectal exam has several parts, and can be done with the patient in lateral position or knee-chest position (like kneeling on the table). The perianal area, outside the anus, is inspected and palpated. A gentle rectal exam is next, feeling for any lump or tenderness. A short scope then looks into the anal canal for hemorrhoids and other findings.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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