Hello sir and welcome to HCM.
Thank you for your query.
Do not worry at all. Such anxiety
is normal, no normally sane individual likes to unrobe or undress when they are uncomfortable about it. In fact, would you be comfortable undressing during sexual intercourse, while your partner remains completely clothed. Yours is a perfectly natural response. You do appear to exhibit slightly more anxiety than normal, but unless this is not in response to other activities or on a daily basis, I am sure this does not require any attention.
There are many patients who are uncomfortable with such examinations, and a doctor's duty is to either make them feel more comfortable or suggest alternate methods of investigation. In your case, although not cost-effective, but there exists an alternative. An abdominal and pelvic ultrasound
usually provides crucial information on the size and shape of the prostate, although the gold-standard would be a digital rectal examination
(DRE), we can settle for an ultrasound. You could visit the same doctor and simply insist on an ultrasound. Only if completely necessary, your doctor might request for more investigations. This should only be required if your serum PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels are abnormal. It is standard procedure to check this in all individuals with an enlarged prostate
to rule out tumors/cancers.
Do not worry sir, doctor's are here to serve you, in the most comfortable manner available or possible. I wish you lots of luck with your investigations and accordingly the therapy that follows.
I hope I have succeeded in providing the information you were looking for. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications. I would gladly help you.