They shouldn't, but.
Prostate exam for prostate cancer
screen is usually performed digitally (with a gloved finger).
It is a quick procedure to feel for nodules/masses. Pain depends on the individual; it is subjective. If there are cuts/fissure, previous trauma (emotional, physical or radiation) and or infection men may have pain. Most men do not experience pain with the exam, so p cancer screen should not be avoided.