Is blood test enough for prostate check up?

Usually no. You need at least digital rectal examination and may be a PSA. It would be prudent to let your doctor decide the tests that may be needed. You may consult this site for info. http://www.webmd.com/prostate-cancer/guide/prostate-cancer-diagnosis-tests.

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Hello, I'm about to turn 41would like to start regular prostate checks (I have no symptoms). I've been told that a blood test would be inconclusive?

Prostate exam. Kathy, Prostate exams may be useful, even if the blood test is performed and found to be normal. Both examination and lab testing can be inconclusive and should be b based on the clinical scenario. Read more...
PSA TEST. It depends who you are asking, the USPSTF doesn't recommend Prostate screening because it's costly and also could cause some complications during the process but per American Urological Association in your age group if there is no risk factor like family history of prostate ca and being of African descend the screening might not be beneficial, https://www.auanet.org/education/guidelines/prostat. Read more...

My prostate biopsy came back positive for cancer. Doctor ordered a blood test. Would he possibly be checking my white blood cell count?

No. blood tests done for prostate cancer are usually done for two reasons. One is to get a baseline PSA. The other is to look for bone metastases. Alkaline Phosphatase can go up if the cancer has spread to the bone. Ask your doctor when you get the results. Read more...

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

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

What is more credible test for prostate? A blood test or to see urologist for a rectum test?

Use these together. The blood test you are referring to is the PSA which measures a chemical more commonly released by an inflammed or cancerous prostate. The urologist will feel the prostate through the rectum (not a big deal;) and can tell whether it is enlarged, nodular or asymetrical which can be suspicious for cancer. These two tests alone answer only part of the question and should be taken together. Read more...