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Can a colonoscopy help detect prostate cancer like from bulging?
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Dr. Naveen Kella
Urology - Oncology
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In brief: No
Bulging prostate may have nothing to do with prostate cancer.
Stick with a finger examination and psa testing.

In brief: No
Bulging prostate may have nothing to do with prostate cancer.
Stick with a finger examination and psa testing.
Dr. Naveen Kella
Dr. Naveen Kella
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Dr. Raymundo Romero
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: Not Common Technique
The colonoscopy in itself may not visualize an enlarged prostate, in more advanced cases the prostate cancer can erode through the rectal wall and appear like a rectal cancer.
Prior to inserting the colonoscope the gastroenterologist performs a digital rectal exam in which he might feel abnormalities of the prostate. A prostate abnormality does not necessarily mean cancer but should require eval.

In brief: Not Common Technique
The colonoscopy in itself may not visualize an enlarged prostate, in more advanced cases the prostate cancer can erode through the rectal wall and appear like a rectal cancer.
Prior to inserting the colonoscope the gastroenterologist performs a digital rectal exam in which he might feel abnormalities of the prostate. A prostate abnormality does not necessarily mean cancer but should require eval.
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Dr. Raymundo Romero
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