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Instead of having a finger exam for my prostate, could I get a blood test?

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In brief: No

Psa blood tests are not needed in men under 40.
Rectal exam for prostate is indicated at 40. Other conditions of the rectum can require exam at a younger age.

In brief: No

Psa blood tests are not needed in men under 40.
Rectal exam for prostate is indicated at 40. Other conditions of the rectum can require exam at a younger age.
Dr. Howard Usitalo
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Dr. George Klauber
There is an old expression in medicine relating to rectal exams. " If you don't put your finger in it You might put your foot in it"
Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: No

As unpleasant as a digital rectal exam (dre) of the prostate is it is extremely important for your urologist in order to evaluate your prostate gland.
Patricio gargollo, pediatric urology, dallas, texas.

In brief: No

As unpleasant as a digital rectal exam (dre) of the prostate is it is extremely important for your urologist in order to evaluate your prostate gland.
Patricio gargollo, pediatric urology, dallas, texas.
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