3 doctors weighed in:

Can a colonoscopy help detect prostate cancer like from bulging?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Naveen Kella
Urology - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

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
Thank
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

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
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Smith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
14 years in practice
386K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors