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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   A week ago I had my yearly physical. The doctor felt my prostate with his finger and said it was fine. Later that day I began to have what I thought was gas pains in that area of my abdomen. This feeling has continued. Yesterday I began to think maybe it is prostatitis. I haven't had that in 40 years. Could the exam have caused this?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   DRl digital rectal examination can provoke prostartitis
Doctor :   *DRE
Doctor :   What kind of symptoms do you have?
User :   Is this caused by a mistake in the exam?
User :   I have pain like gas and I think it is more difficult to urinate.
Doctor :   do u have fever, chills rigors
User :   No, but I feel tired
Doctor :   it is not mistake in doing the exam
Doctor :   prostate is a soft tisttie
Doctor :   durring examination it is massaged to see whether it is tender ot not
Doctor :   so afterwards some people get infection
User :   So, this is a possible outcome of DRE? I never had this before, and I've had DREs nearly yearly for over 40 years
Doctor :   because u say u have difficulty passing i thin it is urunart tracxt/prostate retlated infection
Doctor :   yes
User :   OK. I guess I'd better go back to the doctor?
Doctor :   it if prostate is already infected, DRe can can cause more infection
Doctor :   because local examination is painful it may be temporary process
Doctor :   to diagnose prostatitis u need to get PSA(ofcourse which is evelated in after DRE)
User :   I hope he won't do another DRE to see if it is tender. It sure is!
Doctor :   it is not fun
Doctor :   He wont do
User :   OK Any other advice?
Doctor :   it is painful
Doctor :  
get Urine analysis and culture
Doctor :   And get just 5 days course of antibitics
Doctor :   After finishing the 5-7 day course of antibiotics
Doctor :   then u can check PSA to check for whether there are any abnomralities in prostate
Doctor :   like hypertriphy
User :   OK is that all?
Doctor :   First I recommned antibitics
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting'
Doctor :   Bye
User :   Bye
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